Poesia Alada, poetry and art to fly in Spanish!

Purple Corn Press is proud to announce the release of Poesia Alada, poesia y arte para volar, a Spanish-language poetry book for young people. Here is the press release:


Poesia Alada

Children Book Author’s Newest Book for Spanish Speaking Readers


Mariana Llanos releases Spanish poetry book for children


April 18th, 2017; Oklahoma City. Mariana Llanos, author of the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Book Award finalist, Tristan Wolf, announces the upcoming release of her newest book, a book of Spanish poetry for young people, entitled, Poesia Alada. In this book, she presents us with 25 poems written in Spanish, and an anthology of illustrators who bring their own visual interpretation of each poem. The poems will be available in English on the author’s website, for reference.

Poesia Alada will be available nationwide on Amazon.com on April 22nd, and Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City.  Mrs. Llanos will host anevent called “POESIA ALADA, Building Bridges through Art and Poetry” to celebrate the multilingual heritage of Oklahoma City. This event will be held on Friday May 12th at SixTwelve Gallery on Paseo Arts District. The event will include several artistic activities like a poetry mini-workshop, open mic, art show, and invited musicians, completely free of charge.

Mariana Llanos was born in Lima, Peru. She is the daughter of two journalists and developed a passion for writing and reading early on. She wrote poetry, short stories, and plays all the way through school and high school. She studied Theater in the prestigious school, CuatroTablas, before moving to Oklahoma in 2002.

In 2013, she published her first book, Tristan Wolf. Since then, she has published seven books independently in English and Spanish. Recently, she signed a deal with Penny Candy Books for her book, “Luca’s Bridge” which will be available next spring.

“Poesia Alada is a shout out to diversity and the beauty of the Spanish language as unifier between all the cultures that comprise Latin America. The subtitle of the book, poesia arte para volar, means poetry and art to fly. That’s what the book pretends to do with dreamy poems and playful art; kind of give you wings to help your imagination soar!” says the author.

Mariana is a firm believer in promoting literacy and has visited more than 150 schools around the world through virtual technology. She is available for guest speaking presentations and interviews in her expertise topics: children’s literacy, publishing, and diversity in children’s literature, as well as for promotional interviews in English and Spanish. For more information or contact visit: www.marianallanos.com

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