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Poet to discuss Day of the Dead at Finally Found Books
Raúl Sánchez will talk about the history and meaning behind The Day of the Dead ceremony and read poetry written about and inspired by the Mexican holiday from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Finally Found Books, 3705 Auburn Way N.
Sánchez is Seattle bio-Tech technician, eschatologist, colletic, prosody enthusiast, hamartiologist, translator, DJ and cook who conducts workshops on the Day of the Dead in Tieton, Wash.
He was featured in the program for the 2011 Burning Word Poetry Festival in Leavenworth. Sánchez is a Washington Poets Association board member, involved with the Los Norteños writers group and recently served as a moderator for the Poets Responding to SB1070 Facebook page.
His work has appeared in the second Anthology by The Miracle Theatre Viva la Word!, in several Latino newspapers, on the
Latino Northwest Magazine, Latino Cultural Magazine, on bookmarks by the Seattle Public Library 2007 Poetic Art Project. His work has appeared online in the Sylvan Echo, Flurry, Gazoobitales, Pirene's Fountain and several times in the La Bloga.
Sánchez's most recent work is the translation of John Burgess' "Graffito" released by Ravenna Press. He also appears in the
Occupy San Francisco Anthology by Jambu Press, in the Anthology Speaking Desde las Heridas (Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico).
Finally Found Books, Striped Water Poets, and the NorthWest Renaissance are presenting the program.