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May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An Afternoon Presenting “How to Get Into Trouble”


May 19
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Calling all poetry lovers!

Books & Books presents

An Afternoon with Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, and Holly Iglesias


How to Get Into Trouble

Sunday, May 19, 4 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an afternoon with Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, and Holly Iglesias presenting their poetry collection, How to Get Into Trouble.

***This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Books will be available for purchase the day of.***

About the Book:

Four poets from diverse backgrounds and generations, Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, Holly Iglesias, and Maureen Seaton, who call themselves Tres abuelas y una mamá, have produced a new unique collaboration. After completing their first project MYTH AMERICA (Anhinga Press, 2020), and despite the pandemic, they continued their weekly meetings another two years to explore the human condition through shared language and/or themes. This collection uses both playful and thoughtful artistry to delve into themes as diverse as time, infallibility, motherhood, democracy, and love. The book demonstrates once again the strength and creativity that can emerge from a shared spirit.

HOW TO GET INTO TROUBLE will delight you in every possible wicked (and sacred) way! Tres Abuelas y Una Mamá weave their poetry magic, collaborating on poems so sly you’ll never be sure which mamá wrote which (witch?) line. Now that you’ve had your cake and eaten it too, surrender to the wiles of your foolhardy heart and go wherever she wants to go. When the poets go solo (each poem is identified by initials) you still feel the influence of the other mamás. This is a gem of a chapbook with great advice— Call upon a fairy who is yourself. You’ll find yourself reading and chuckling then wanting to write poems, too, to join in the mischievous fun.

–Denise Duhamel

About the Authors:

Carolina Hospital’s books include the poetry collections Key West Nights and Other Aftershocks (Anhinga Press), The Child of Exile: A Poetry Memoir (Arte Público Press), and Myth America (Anhinga Press) a collaborative collection with Maureen Seaton, Holly Iglesias, and Nicole Hospital-Medina; as well as the novel A Little Love, under the pen name C. C. Medina (Warner Books). She also edited A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida (Pineapple Press) and participated in the collaborative novel Naked Came the Manatee (G.P. Putnam’s Sons).

Nicole Hospital-Medina’s poetry appears in Myth America (Anhinga Press) and the anthologies, Poems from the Lockdown, Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, as well as in CURA: A Journal of Art and Action, The Miami Herald, Paper Nautilus, Blunderbuss Magazine, The Acentos Review, Canyon Voices and more. Also a visual artist, her paintings have been featured in Linden Lane Magazine and the covers of Myth America and How to Get into Trouble.

Holly Iglesias is the author of three poetry collections—Sleeping Things, Angles of Approach, and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World—and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Maureen Seaton authored many poetry collections including The Sky is an Elephant (Redacted Books);Undersea (Jackleg Press); Myth America (Anhinga Press); and Sweet World (CavanKerry Press), winner of the Florida Book Award. Poetry honors include the Lambda Literary Award, an NEA, and the Pushcart. A memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin, 2008, 2018), also garnered a “Lammy.” With Denise Duhamel and David Trinidad, she co-edited Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press); and with Neil de la Flor, she co-edited Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos (Anhinga Press).