HoCoPoLItSo's Bauder Poet-in-Residence Steven Leyva will add a little poetry to the library's summer reading program on Wednesday, June 23, 1 to 2 p.m. Leyva, an award-winning poet and professor, will offer a writing workshop and pep talk, The Poetics of Anime and Transformation.
Like the way Goku reinvents himself to save the day in Dragon Ball Z? Learn to add invention, creativity, and transformation to your writer's imagination by studying the techniques of anime as a lyric form.
About Steven Leyva
Assistant professor, Klein Family School of Communications Design
Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Fledgling Rag, Vinyl, The Nashville Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. For the past four years, he has served as Little Patuxent Review’s head editor, publishing creative writing and visual art from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Leyva previously taught high school English in Baltimore City public schools. As a fan of both comic book and otaku culture, he can often be found at various "cons" around the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas.
Please register with an email address to receive an automatic confirmation email with a link to join the event. This email will also contain the dial-in information if you would like to participate by phone.
This event is part of HCLS Racial Equity and Inclusion series