Join Tintero Projects for an electrifying reading featuring Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Torrina Harris
Free and open to the public
Joaquin Zihuatanejo received his MFA in creative writing with a concentration in Poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has been featured in Prairie Schooner, Sonora Review, and Huizache among other journals and anthologies. His poetry has been featured on HBO, NBC, and on NPR in Historias and The National Teacher’s Initiative. He was the winner of the Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry and his new book, Arsonist, was published by Anhinga Press in September of 2018. Joaquín has two passions in his life, his wife Aída and poetry, always in that order.
Torrina Harris is a poet, teacher, and advocate. She participates in open mics and poetry slams in the Houston and Galveston areas. Torrina currently serves as the Poet-in-Residence at Central United Methodist Church and Galveston Program Director for Iconoclast Artists. Her background is in offender education, teaching Anger Management and Drug and Alcohol Awareness to populations from the TDCJ Reentry & Integration Division and also to individuals on parole and probation. Torrina is currently pursuing a degree in social work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her goal is to open doors for discussion by creating and establishing spaces free of judgement and allowing catalysts for cyclical community deterioration to be identified, challenged, and changed to make transformation possible.