Rebelené’s Tumbleweed Book Tour

thu22dec6:00 pmthu8:00 pmRebelené’s Tumbleweed Book TourCreator of Houston’s groundbreaking Word Around Poetry Tour and the winner of the 2009 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award.

Event Details

On Thursday, December 22nd, Rebelené’s Tumbleweed Book Tour 2022, promoting Zelene Suchilt first bilingual poetry collection, ‘Music for Butterflies,’ comes to Presa House Gallery. The evening includes a film screening of The WAVE & The Mango Poem and Waiting for Sun and Music for Butterflies live presentation with guests, which will conclude with a book signing. Doors open at 6 PM with a $5 suggested donation.

About the artist

Zelene Pineda Suchilt (AKA Rebelené) is a Chicana poet and filmmaker living in New York with strong roots in Tejas. She’s the creator of Houston’s groundbreaking Word Around Poetry Tour and the winner of the 2009 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

About Music for Butterflies

Zelene Suchilt immigrated to the United States from Mexico and was undocumented for 13 years. “Music for Butterflies” was born from that experience, a collection of poems aimed at the immigrant community. As if it were a bridge between the multiple identities that migrant bodies inhabit, she wanted her poetry collection to be bilingual. From our primordial identity and language to the identity and the language, one adapts to, these verses weave our shared experiences to reconcile our longing and recount the love and pain that distance reinforces.

The butterflies in the title are none other than the monarch butterfly, a symbol that represents migration and is repeated in the imagination of the author, along with her readers, she is a transnational butterfly trafficking pollen with bees. Migrants are the pollen inside sunflower seeds. We ascend with the wind and migrate. It is our destiny, the one that does not let go of us. Zelene stands firm for those who came before her and were silenced, for those who will come after her, she includes us in those links and offers us the land that sustains us. -written by @paginas_adulteradas

The Music for Butterflies EP (extended player album) complements the literature by providing a stunning soundscape to the world of the transnational butterflies that grace the first part of the book. Beautifully arranged by internationally acclaimed guitarist, Alberto Alabreda and accompanied by violinist Ernesto Llorens. Spoken word performed by the author.

About the publisher

Music for Butterflies is the forthcoming title to be published by Editorial Ultramarina, an independent press based in Madrid, Spain, specializing in poetry from Europe and Latin America.


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presa house gallery

725 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

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