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Francisco X. Alarcón

Francisco X. Alarcón

Alarcón, Francisco X.
Title: Francisco X. Alarcón
Reading Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008

Introduction-3899

Description:

by Josh Garcia

Opening Remarks-3900

Description:

Introduction to the poem "Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón"

"Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón"-3901

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.

"For Planting Corn" and "For Storing Corn"-3902

Description:

Translated from the Nahuatl by Francisco X. Alarcón.


Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.

"Ode to Tomatoes"-3904

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.

"I Believe in Poetry"-3905

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"Roots / Raíces"-3906

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"My Grandma's Songs / Las canciones de mi abuela"-3907

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"Ode to Corn / Oda al maíz"-3908

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"Strawberries / Las fresas"-3909

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"Blue / Azul"-3911

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"Green Grass / Hierba verde"-3912

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"1. From the Bellybutton of the Moon / Del ombligo de la luna"-3913

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"2. From the Bellybutton of the Moon / Del ombligo de la luna"-3914

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon / Del ombligo de la luna. Ill. Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"Bilingual / Bilingüe"-3915

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"Ode to My Shoes / Oda a mis zapatos"-3916

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1998.

"Words are Birds / Las palabras son pájaros"-3917

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1997.

"My Grandma is an Angel / Mi abuela es un ángel"-3918

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems / Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de otoño. Ill. Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1999.

"Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos"-3919

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems / Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de otoño. Ill. Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1999.

"Angels Ride Bikes / Los ángeles andan en bicicleta"-3920

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems / Los ángeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de otoño. Ill. Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1999.

"City of Bridges / Ciudad de puentes"-3921

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno. Ill. Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 2001.

"Waking Dream / Sueño para despertar"-3922

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"In My Dreams / En mis sueños"-3923

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Questions / Preguntas"-3924

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Daydreaming / Soñar despierto"-3925

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Nightmares / Pesadillas"-3926

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"The Same / Iguales"-3927

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Dreaming Up the Future / Para soñar el futuro"-3928

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Dreaming Together / Soñando juntos"-3929

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para soñar juntos. Ill. Paula Barragan. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

"Sonnet I"-3930

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Of Dark Love / De amor oscuro. Santa Cruz: Moving Parts Press, 1992.

"Sonnet IV" and "Sonnet X"-3931

Annotation:

Alarcón, Francisco X. Of Dark Love / De amor oscuro. Santa Cruz: Moving Parts Press, 1992.

"Salt of the Earth / Sal de la tierra"-3932

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Ecce Homo"-3933

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Survival," "Wisdom," "En el aire...", and "Poetics / Poética"-3934

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Before the Noise"-3935

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Encuentro / Encounter"-3936

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Silencio / Silence" and "Lenguaje / Language"-3937

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

"Wounds" and "Free"-3938

Description:

Unpublished.


Annotation:

From Life Song / Canto vivo.

Question and Answer Session-3939

"A Nahuatl Poem"-3903

Questions and Answer Session-3940

Reading Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

In this dual-language performance, Francisco X. Alarcón reads from Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (1992) and Of Dark Love (1992). He also reads work and shares illustrations from five of his books of poetry for children. The poems in many of these books are presented in both Spanish and English. The reading closes with a selection of poems from an unpublished manuscript titled Life Song.

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