January 25, 2011
Epsilon Kappa, the St. John’s University Chapter of Sigma Delta
Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, will present “20 giros en
la pólvora,” the new collection of poetry by Ecuador poet Gabriel
Cisneros on Friday, January 28.
The Ecuadorian poet from Riobamba, Ecuador, President of the
Casa de la Cultura, Nucleus of Chimborazo, is coming to New York to
launch his latest book. The event, co-sponsored by Epsilon Kappa,
the Consulate General of Ecuador in New York and La Casa de la
Cultura Ecuatoriana in New York, will take place in Manhattan at
7:00 p.m. in the Consulate General of Ecuador offices.
Gabriel Cisneros will give a reading of his poetry and will be
interviewed by Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian, Director of the Graduate
Program in Spanish at St. John’s University.
The author of seven poetic works, the young cosmic poet has
said, “We are seeds from the same substance, a transmutation of the
wind on the earth, that make us different and yet
An involved poet, with every form and shape of art and with
everyday human concern, his poetry is strongly tied with his life.
The poet and his poems seem to walk hand in hand.
The event, open to the public, will be conducted in Spanish. It
will take place on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7 pm, at the
Consulate General of Ecuador in New York, in Salón Abya Yala, 800
Second Avenue, Suite 600, New York, NY 10017.
Media interested in attending can be directed to Dominic
Scianna, Assistant Vice President for Media Relations, at (718)
990-6185, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian at (718) 990-5209,
or at email@example.com.