Poet to read at Cultural Arts Center

SAN BENITO — Poet Julieta Corpus will be in town Feb.12 for a reading of her poetry in English and Spanish starting at 7 p.m. at The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center.

Corpus describes her poems as attempts to encapsulate a moment, an emotion or an event which, hopefully, will leave an indelible mark on her readers.

Her poems have been published in Tendiendo Puentes, The Mesquite Review, University of Texas-Pan American’s Gallery Magazine and Festiva: The Writers Issue.

She also has been included in various poetry compilations, such as Writing to Be Heard: Voices from the Chicho, STC’s Interstice, four Valley International Poetry Festival Boundless Anthologies, The Thing Itself and the Texas Poetry Calendar.

Her latest compact disc, titled Corazon Parlante, is a compilation of 12 love poems with musical accompaniment by local musician Mario Mora from Dulce Toxico.

She’s currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and teaching first grade at Bowie Elementary School in Harlingen.

Poet Edward Vidaurre also will be reading a selection from his latest book “Beautiful Scars” and music will be provided by Mora.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Soledad A. Nunez at 956-244-0373.