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“Mano que espeja” by Cristina Elena Pardo (Presentation and Reading)


April 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY
New York, NY 11373 United States
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Published this February in Spain by Balduque, the first book of poems by Venezuelan writer Cristina Elena Pardo, Mano que espeja, arrives in New York to be presented and heard. During the reading, the author will be accompanied by poets Almudena Vidorreta (Spain) and Denise Márquez (Venezuela) in an open dialogue about the sounds, processes, and spaces involved in the writing of this collection.

About the book:

“Because of its unconventional reflection about the relationship between gaze and photography, linguistic action and poetry, Cristina Elena Pardo’s piece, from the moment of its foundational opening to the Other, goes beyond any classification. It challenges the brackets, the ways of saying, to constitute a novel figure in the aesthetic renovation that brings the work of authors such as Julia Castillo, Alejandra Pizarnik, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, María Auxiliadora Álvarez, or Emilio Adolfo Westphalen together in an open dialogue, capable of questioning the reflections and the mirrors of normative discourses about poetry. Mano que espeja is the articulation and confirmation of an expressive conquest after which a long meditation about the poetic subject and her depiction is illuminated.”

(Ana Gorría in the Prologue to Mano que espeja)


Cristina Elena Pardo was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1993. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Philology and a Master’s in Latin American Literature from Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Currently a doctoral student in the Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures department at the Graduate Center (City University of New York), her research focuses on the interaction between words and images in Latin America through Visual Cultural Studies. As a poet, Cristina has published in different mediums in Venezuela, Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, France and the United States. In 2014, she won the II Premio de poesía “CM-UCM” during the IV Semana Complutense de las Letras (Madrid) with the collection Doler primero (unpublished) and was mentioned in the II Concurso Nacional de Poesía Joven “Rafael Cadenas” (Venezuela, 2017) for her poem “El espacio oscuro”. As a photographer, she has exhibited her work in PHotoESPAÑA 2013 and collaborates periodically with digital platforms like El Estado Mental or Jot Down Magazine. She is an editor of both the cultural magazine cAVerna magazine and literary journal CALIGRAMA.



Mano que espeja” by Cristina Elena Pardo (Presentation and Reading) at Terraza 7 on Saturday April 21st, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

No Cover Charge.