Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month through Poetry – Lake Front Media

SAN ANTONIO — In September, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated, providing a time to reflect and honor one’s ChicanX heritage.

Associate Professor of English, Dr. Octavio Quintanilla recognized the importance of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting CantoMundo at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).

CantoMundo is a reading that celebrates ChicanX poetry. During the event, four writers shared their memories, stories, and the deep questions they had as Hispanic people.

Among these writers were Matthew Tavares who spoke about the impact of death, Amalia Ortiz who read with intensity and power, Emmy Pérez who kept the memory of a loved one alive through music and Octavio Quintanilla who shared his thoughts. when he saw a young boy trying to hang a dog.

Through their spoken word performances, audience members were able to reconnect with their roots and gain a new perspective on what it means to be ChicanX.

When the writers finished presenting, attendees then gathered to buy books, eat snacks from the variety of food provided by the university, and converse with the poets.

“What a great evening,” said Dr. Quintanilla.

An event full of poetry, gastronomy and conviviality that makes people anticipate the next CantoMundo.

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