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Puerto Rican Writer Wins Spanish Prize: Cambiemos

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The Cambiemos Prize Goes to Giannina Braschi. Giannina Braschi brings hope and inspiration for so many through her literary production. Lifetime Achievement Award for a Literature of Hope The Cambiemos Award Letter At the proposal of the Editorial Board of Cambio16 magazine, the oldest publication of its kind in Spain and the one with the greatest international presence, and which this year...

The Giannina Chair and Lamp by American Designer Ian Stell

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Kinetic Furniture Designer Ian Stell creates The Giannina Chair that Functions as a Lamp Kinetic furniture by Ian Stell inspired by Latinx philosopher Giannina Braschi When industrial designer Ian Stell announced his plans to design a chair that resembled a lamp, poet Giannina Braschi encouraged her friend to take his concept further. She said, “Make the chair function as a lamp.” This challenge...

La creatividad empieza donde el trabajo termina

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 by Jorge Neri Bonilla25/11/2021 Giannina Braschi sin ataduras: La creatividad empieza donde el trabajo termina ¿Qué piensa de la gente que busca lo positivo en todo, incluidos los desastres ambientales y la pandemia?  Yo busco siempre lo positivo, pero si no existe, tengo que crearlo. La gente que dice “todo bien” cuando no todo está bien está colaborando con el mal. Prefieren quedarse en...

Decolonizing Aesthetics, Latinx Philosophy

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American Book Review: On Poets, Philosophers, Lovers Slippery Subjectivity by Peter Hitchcock Volume 42, Number 6, September/October 2021, pp. 21-22 “This is a welcome and well-conceived volume on the extraordinary work of Giannina Braschi, a Puerto Rican writer and consummate New Yorker whose creative decolonizing of aesthetics and culture deserves sustained critical engagement.” Braschi is best...

Teatro LATEA presents Tertulia con Giannina Braschi y Miguel Trelles

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The Clemente presents a Tertulia with Giannina Braschi and Miguel Trelles. Musical interludes by Play_Ground. October 20th 2021 at Teatro LATEA at THE CLEMENTE, Lower East Side, New York City Click here to view the video of this special event. Giannina Braschi was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Braschi...

Giannina Braschi SIN ATADURAS/ De volcanes y esperanzas

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Continúa la erupción del volcán de La Palma…  by Jorge Neri Bonilla in Cultura  Usted ha dicho en Cambio16, “Esperanza ha sido y será siempre mi nombre. En espera de un mundo mejor. La esperanza es la cumbre de mi estrella.” ¿Qué significa la esperanza para todas las comunidades en La Palma que han perdido sus casas, tierras, iglesias...

Latinx Graphic Novel Connects History and Pop Culture

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By Madelyn Nelson, Otterbein University Amy Sheeran wanted to bring culture into her Otterbein classroom, and she acted on it. Sheeran, assistant professor of Spanish Modern Languages and Cultures, co-edited a graphic novel, United States of Banana, by Giannina Braschi, which intersects pop culture, history, and works of art and literature in a fictional story with real-world...

Ni fú ni fá: New Puerto Rican Chamber Music

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Listen to the MIFA Victory Players 2021 winter concert featuring MIFA commissioned duets by six contemporary Puerto Rican composers Gabriel Bouche, Carlos Carrillo, Johanny Navarro, Christian Quinones, Iván E. Rodrígue, & Omar Surillo.

UC Santa Cruz Living Writers Series: Giannina Braschi

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October 7 @ 5:20 pm – 6:55 pm (Virtual Event) Dramatic Reading by Latinx poet-philosopher Giannina Braschi was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was a fashion model, singer, and tennis champion in her teen years. She studied literature in Madrid, Rome, London, and Rouen before settling in New York City. With a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from State University of New York...

Poema en prosa

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Libro de payasos y bufones Poesía de un tiburón con dos ballenas y un fantoche de peluche. Poesía de un cangrejo y una tortuga. Poesía de dos automóviles y un ascensor. Poesía de un gigante y un enano. Poesía del payaso y el borracho. Poesía de la estrella y la muralla. Poesía del verano y la montaña. Poesía del conejo que vuela y del zapato que baila. Y poesía del dolor de la alegría y poesía de...