Join us for our first event of the semester! Poet Analicia Sotelo will read from her debut collection Virgin and ASHA perform new work on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7PM at the San Jose Museum of Art!
Thursday at 7 PM – 9 PM
San José Museum of Art
110 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113
Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner
of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for
Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the author of the
chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto
González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America National
Her poem “I’m Trying to Write a
Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for
Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith.
also appeared in the New Yorker, Boston Review, FIELD,
Kenyon Review, New England Review, and The Antioch
Review. She is recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International
Literary Prize, a Canto Mundo fellowship, and scholarships
from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the
Image Text Ithaca Symposium. She holds a BA in English
Literature from Trinity University and an MFA in Poetry from
the University of Houston.
ASHA is an artist, educator, and revolutionary.
Originally from LA, ASHA is currently an 8th grade
teacher in San José. She is an international poet,
striving to use art to create radical change.
The reading will be followed by an on-stage
interview with SJSU Assistant Professor of Spanish,
Vanessa Fernandez, plus a book sale and signing.