August 12: Melissa Castillo Planas Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via  Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, August 12 Stone Soup has the pleasure of welcoming back Melissa Castillo Planas.

Dr. Melissa Castillo Planas is an Assistant Professor of English at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY specializing in Latinx Literature and Culture. She is the author of the poetry collection Coatlicue Eats the Apple, editor of the anthology, ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, co-editor of La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades and co-author of the novel, Pure Bronx. Her most recent book project, with Rutgers University Press’ new Global Race and Media series (March 2020), A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture, examines the creative worlds and cultural productions of Mexican migrants in New York City. Her current poetry book project, Chingona Rules explores Mexican American identity, love, loss and mental illness.

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The meeting ID is  897 0255 1768

Password: stonesoup

Email the host at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com with any questions.