x-posted from the blog for berks bards—
berks bards is proud to be one of several organizations sponsoring the visit of abel d'andrea to berks county in september as national hispanic heritage month.
abel d'andrea is a renowned and powerful puerto rico-based poet and performer.
d'andrea has toured the east coast as part of the spoken word poetry collective ovejas negras and has visited the city of reading area twice, including a performance at the olivet boys and girls club.
his latest collection of poetry, cronicas de una tragicomedia incompleta, tells of his painful, beautiful and comical personal experiences of surviving in the aftermath of hurricane maria. his work is gripping, playful and unapologetic.