Denise Chávez - March 29, 1988


The Southwest Center, UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UA Poetry Center

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Denise Chávez

Poet and playwright Denise Chávez reads from her poems and short stories, and also performs some scenes from her stories, drawing from her work in the theater arts. She reads first from Descansos: An Interrupted Journey (a 1995 collaboration with Rudolfo A. Anaya and Juan Estevan Arellano, combining photography and creative writing), which explores the cultural and personal histories surrounding roadside crosses. She also reads from Face of an Angel (1994), a novel about a career waitress, exploring themes of divorce, race, and childbirth.

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Full Reading

Introduction by Charles Tatum. Recording begins mid-sentence, cuts out briefly between 46:15 and 46:23, and ends just before the reading is complete.

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