The New Social Environment#932

emergen nuevos coros desde el suelo: A Rail Reading curated by Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola

Featuring Gaxiola, Carolina Ebeid, Maritza N. Estrada, Tilsa Otta, and Jo Ying Peng


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola curates our 157th Wednesday Poetry reading with Carolina Ebeid, Maritza N. Estrada, Tilsa Otta, and Jo Ying Peng.

In this talk

Carolina Ebeid

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Carolina Ebeid is a multimedia poet and author of You Ask Me to Talk about the Interior and the chapbook Dauerwunder: a brief record of facts. Her work has been supported by the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, Bread Loaf, CantoMundo, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, as well as a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. A longtime editor, she helps edit poetry at The Rumpus, as well as the online zine Visible Binary. From 2023-2025 she is the Bonderman Assistant Professor of poetry at Brown University.

Maritza N. Estrada

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Maritza N. Estrada earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Born in Toppenish, Washington to Mexican parents, she calls Phoenix, Mexico City, and Paris, home.

Tilsa Otta

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Tilsa Otta is a Peruvian writer and multi-media artist. She has published five collection of poems, short stories, a comic with the artist Rita Ponce de León, the biography of the Afro-Peruvian musician Pepe Villalobos (co-written with her father Vicente), poems for kids, a queer novel about sex magic and a collective writing experiment where 31 poets share the same heteronym. Also writes about art and shares poetry workshops for adults and children. Makes non-narrative and fictional videos, and music with friends. In 2024, an anthology of her poetry in English and Spanish will be released by Graywolf Press.

Jo Ying Peng

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Jo Ying Peng is an independent curator currently based in Mexico City and runs Vernacular Institute. Her practice ranges across curatorial, editorial, and cinematic boundaries to expand possibilities beyond linear narratives.

Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola

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Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola (Mexico City, 1987) is an artist, writer and editor working with language in a variety of ways, fusing her poetic practice with sound, film, drawing and installation to explore the materiality and transmutation of language. Her work also explores the somatic and improvisatory aspects of performance as a collaborative practice. She is the author of the chapbook O (EBL/Cielo Abierto) and The Telaraña Circuit (Tender Buttons). Since 2013 she co-edits diSONARE, an experimental editorial platform from Mexico City.

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