Still Life is pleased to announce May 14th at 6pm, poet, anthologist and literary critic, Mario Campaña will be giving an intimate reading from a collection of poems "Aires de Ellicott City", composed during his residency here in Ellicott City, Maryland. A limited bilingual collection of his works will be printed specially for this event. Contact the gallery to reserve your copy.
Mario will begin reading in Spanish at 6:30 pm, followed by a reading in English by Shawn Westfall.Shawn Westfall
Born and raised in Indiana, Shawn Westfall is a performer of improvisational comedy, as well as the exclusive teacher of improvisational comedy at the DC Improv for the last 8 years. He is a professional voice-over artist, a writer and an editor. He holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Join us for Spanish wine at 6pm and following the reading.
Mario Campaña was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1959, but has lived in Barcelona since 1992. He has also lived in Mexico, Glasgow and Paris. He is one of the most relevant Latin American poets of his generation.Books of Poetry in Spanish:
"In the three poems that comprise Aires Ellicott City, Mario Campana spearheads an worldview of our time, a round trip that goes down to roof tiles above, of the immanent to the transcendent, from here to beyond himself, an existential or psychological journey that really is not only a poet but of each and every moment that reveals a pressing need to return."
Carlos Germain Belli.