Cruel April Series Concludes with Poetry Readings by Caturelli, Colasacco
Point of Contact’s annual poetry series Cruel April will conclude on April 24 with readings by Celia Caturelli (in its original Spanish with English translation) and John Colasacco. Part of Point of Contact’s annual poetry series Cruel April, the readings will begin at 6 p.m. and will follow with a reception and informal dialogue with the poets. This event is free and open to the public.
Both artist and poet, Caturelli studied modern literature in her hometown at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. At the same time, she studied painting and free graphics at the Escuela de Bellas Artes Dr.Figueroa Alcorta and der Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. In 1994-95 she was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Caturelli has participated in a number of exhibitions, including the exhibition “Argentines in the mirror” in 2001, which was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina and the Goethe Institute. Caturelli has published recently “Cantos del Carnicero” (2012). She currently lives in Berlin and Düsseldorf, Germany, where she teaches foundations of art and painting at the University of Applied Sciences.
Calasacco received a B.S. in advertising and M.F.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University and is now employed here as part of the writing program faculty. His academic interests include commercial art and rhetoric, popular/counterculture, social justice and the avant-garde. In 2007 Colasacco was named the winner of the Iowa Review’s poetry award for “Non-Arson Sonnets” and “Naked Women of North America.”