Art Is... Elements from the Earth

December 10, 2020
7:00pm Central Time
 12/10/2020 07:00:00 pm12/10/2020 08:00:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoArt Is... Elements from the EarthJoin TPT virtually on Thursday, December 10 for ART IS Season 3’s third event featuring a multimedia showcase performed by Minnesota artists Su Hwang, Roy, Guzman, and Michael Torres. The Elements From the Earth celebrates the poetry of Minnesota poets Su Hwang, Roy Guzman, Michael Torres, and Ray Gonzalez. The artists will show how the elements of fire, water, air, and earth create poetry through a commitment to the political voice, the autobiography of migration, and the natural power of language that makes poetry go beyond borders to find universal truth. Minnesota is a haven for artists – some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That’s why TPT – Twin Cities PBS launched ART IS…, a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists in new ways. Funding provided by: Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program Marbrook Foundation 3M Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation RBC Wealth Management Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendmenthttps://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/lzadqTPT Eventstptevents@tpt.orgfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Join TPT virtually on Thursday, December 10 for ART IS Season 3’s third event featuring a multimedia showcase performed by Minnesota artists Su Hwang, Roy, Guzman, and Michael Torres.

The Elements From the Earth celebrates the poetry of Minnesota poets Su Hwang, Roy Guzman, Michael Torres, and Ray Gonzalez. The artists will show how the elements of fire, water, air, and earth create poetry through a commitment to the political voice, the autobiography of migration, and the natural power of language that makes poetry go beyond borders to find universal truth.

Minnesota is a haven for artists – some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That’s why TPT – Twin Cities PBS launched ART IS…, a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists in new ways.

Funding provided by:

Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program

Marbrook Foundation

3M

Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation

RBC Wealth Management

Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment

Video Descriptions

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Art Is: Su Hwang

Su Hwang is a poet, activist, and the author ofBodega(Milkweed Editions, 2019), which is a finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards. Born in Seoul, Korea, she was raised in New York then called the Bay Area home before transplanting to the Midwest. A recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature, she teaches creative writing with the MN Prison Writing Workshop.

Art Is: Roy Guzman

Roy G. Guzmn was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and grew up in Miami, Florida. They are currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, where they also received an MFA in creative writing. Roy is the co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando.

Art Is: Michael Torres

Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His first collection, An Incomplete List of Names, won the National Poetry Series and will be published in 2020 by Beacon Press. Torres teaches at Minnesota State University-Mankato, and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com

16min 31sec

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Panelists

  • Ray Gonzalez

    Ray Gonzalez is the author of 16 books of poetry.  His book, Beautiful Wall (BOA Editions), received a 2017 Minnesota Book Award and his most recent, Cutting the Wire: Poetry and Photography from the U.S. Mexican Border, a collaboration with poet Lawrence Welsh and photographer David Berman (University of New Mexico Press) earned a 2020 Southwest Book Award.  Ray was a recipient of a 2018 Wytter Bynner Foundation Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress.

  • Su Hwang

    Su Hwang is a poet, activist, and the author of Bodega (Milkweed Editions, 2019), which is a finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards. Born in Seoul, Korea, she was raised in New York then called the Bay Area home before transplanting to the Midwest. A recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature, she teaches creative writing with the MN Prison Writing Workshop and is the cofounder, with poet-educator-healer Sun Yung Shin, of Poetry Asylum. Su currently lives in Minneapolis.

  • Roy Guzman

    Roy G. Guzmán was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and grew up in Miami, Florida. They are currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, where they also received an MFA in creative writing. Roy is the co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando. A 2019 NEA fellow and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow, Roy’s debut collection, Catrachos (2020), was published by Graywolf Press.

  • Michael Torres

    Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His first collection, An Incomplete List of Names, won the National Poetry Series and will be published in 2020 by Beacon Press. Torres teaches at Minnesota State University-Mankato, and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com

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