Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert
Celebrating their new release Last Night in America, poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Federico Garcia Lorca so ardently championed.
Los Lorcas in unity is a marvel that would silence any creative individual to awe, inspiring the quietest observer to reach for each word as if they were Federico Lorca himself, meditating on song and poetry mid-stage, arms outstretched.— Bianca Viñas, Vermont College of Fine Arts
an Orphic voice…absolutely gorgeous— Chard deNiord, Vermont Poet Laureate
… and then listened to Los Lorcas…WOW!!! the second time through I had tears on EVERY SINGLE Song…wow and double wow…and the third time through….Innisfree became cherished for its sweetness—a whole sound….The rest is SO powerful and Quirky and intensely wonderful…— Chuck Cole, Cape Cod Community Radio
Recipient of the 2022 Fish Flash Fiction and Saguaro Poetry Prizes, Partridge Boswell is a troubadour and author of the Grolier Award-winning collection Some Far Country. His poems and stories have recently found homes in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, Solstice and The Moth. Co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival, he leads community-based workshops at Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters in Montreal and serves as an advisory trustee of the Grolier Poetry Foundation.
Peter Money’s books of poetry include hybrid works such as the prose-poem sequence with Saadi Youssef, To day – minutes only; the poetry/music collaboration Blue Square; Che: A Novella In Three Parts; and a book of translations, with Sinan Antoon, of the Arab Modernist Saadi Youssef. His most recent collection is American Drone: New and Select Poems. Money’s debut novel Oh When the Saints—a coming of age story set in Ireland—has garnered critical acclaim on both sides of the pond.
LOS LORCAS LIVE ~ LAST NIGHT IN AMERICA TOUR 2022
Saturday, June 24
Noon – 1 pm
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge
Friday, July 1
Sundog Poetry AMP
Next Stage, Putney, Vermont
Sunday, July 3