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April 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Mia Leonin & Nereida Garcia Ferraz


April 8, 2018
6:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


FABLE OF THE PACK-SADDLE CHILD is an illustrated book-length poem for adult readers steeped in the world of Micaela, a ten-year old, who lives in an unnamed, Spanish-speaking city by the sea. Seeking emotional refuge after a traumatic assault, Micaela withdraws from the world of adults, almost losing her burgeoning sense of self. But she becomes enchanted by language, beginning with the tilde that sits atop the Spanish letter Ñ, and her new love of the written word helps her find redemption in surprising places.

Illustrations by Nereida García Ferraz.

About the Author:

Mia Leonin is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Chance Born, Unraveling the Bed, and Braid (Anhinga Press) and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Witness, North American Review, Guernica, and others. She has written extensively about theater and culture for the Miami Herald, New Times, ArtburstMiami.com, and other publications. Leonin teaches creative writing at the University of Miami and lives in Miami, Florida.

About the Artist:

Nereida García Ferraz is a Cuban-born artist based in Miami, whose practice encompasses painting, photography, video, sculpture and social art projects. Her works have been exhibited widely in the US and abroad in such venues as The MDC Museum of Art and Design, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museo Universitario del Chopo and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, FOCI at Illinois State Museum, and Islip Art Museum, NY.