Join us for a night of poetry with poets from FlowerSong Press at Word Up Community Bookshop. Featured poets include Briana Muñoz, David A. Romero, Fernando Albert Salinas, Iris De Anda, Natalie Sierra, Gina Duran, and Kristine Esser Slentz. All attendees must be vaccinated and masked at all times indoors.
Based in McAllen, TX, FlowerSong Press nurtures essential verse from, about, and through the borderlands with voices of those from Latin America, the U.S.A. and all over the world. We are Literary, Lyrical, Boundless, and we welcome allies that understand and join in the voice of people of color and our struggle, truth, and hope.
Collectively, these poets and writers have performed their poetry all around the world, sold thousands of copies of their books, had their work published in hundreds of literary journals and newspapers, performed at hundreds of colleges and universities, been taught at dozens of colleges and universities and have also engaged in powerful work to uplift and transform their communities.
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is operated by a collective of 60+ neighborhood residents. Since Word Up’s founding in 2011, more than 800 neighbors have been trained as volunteers. We practice horizontal leadership, seeking consensus as much as possible, though weighting decision-making power to those who will execute the work.