February 7, 2019
San José, Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street
San José, CA
Reading followed by an on-stage interview – conducted by SJSU Assistant Professor of Spanish Vanessa Fernandez – plus a book sale and signing.
Analicia Sotelo’s debut poetry collection Virgin is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman. At every step, these poems seduce with history, folklore, and sensory detail—grilled meat, golden habañeros, and burnt sugar—before delivering clear-eyed and eviscerating insights into power, deceit, relationships, and ourselves.