The singer, pianist and composer from Salamanca Sheila Blanco has a long musical career despite her youth. Degree in Audiovisual Communication, she studied singing and piano at the Conservatorio de Salamanca and the ABC Musical de Madrid. After working as a journalist until 2009 (Cadena Ser and La Sexta), he abandons this dedication to focus on music. Al Kerouac NY will bring us part of his new poetic project (still under construction), where he plays the poems of women of the Generation of ‘27.
General Director of Editorial Galaxia. Degree in philosophy. He is the author of an extensive work translated into several languages and very awarded. Among his
awards are the Lueiro Rey Award (1997), the Blanco Amor Award (2006), and the Frai Martín Sarmiento Award five times.
Besides as an artist, Francisco Castro will also participate in the development of the Festival as editor of the work LATEXO BEAT, an anthology with the work of the participants in previous editions of the Kerouac, published by the prestigious and renowned Galaxia.
Mahogany L. Browne is writer, organizer & educator. Currently, the Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC Browne has received literary fellowships from Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House & Rauschenberg. She hosts/curates the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Friday Night Slam Series and has authored: Black Girl Magic (Roaring Brook/Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books), Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books) & out or print titles: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books).
Raúl de Nieves
Sculptor and performer from Michoacán, Mexico. Live and work in New York. At the moment it has a great recognition in the world of the art and the fashion, working often with old shoes and turning them into masterpieces. It is one of the new values of the New York art scene. The impressive stained glass and the beaded sculptures that he presented at the Whitney Biennial in 2017 were some of the most acclaimed works of that exhibition.
Poet and performer Author of Notes on the return to the island (Grand Concourse Press, 2017), Renovatio (Grand Concourse Press, 2014), When the city sleeps (Grand Concourse Press, 2012) and Good Hair: A day in the life of a Nuyorican poet (Dark Souls Press, 2004). He is the leader of the rock band The Mona Passage.
Nicolas Linares Sánchez
He was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Poet. He resides in the city of New York since 2004. Founder of the Poetic Republic of Funzatativa. Political and cultural activist. Co-director of the collective Poets in New York, with whom he organizes cultural marathons and poetry encounters. He was director of the magazine La Orgullosa Calaquita and has collaborated with Hybrido Magazine, The Drunk Boat, The Attic and House Taken. He has published the poems Los Hijos de Tisquesusa (Bogotá, 2004), SINASCO (New York, 2007) and Alteration of Public Order (New York, 2009).
Steven T. Licardi
Writer, poet, social worker, actor, motivational speaker and cultural activist. He collaborates with different social and cultural associations in the city of New York. He has participated in the two previous editions of the Kerouac NYC Festival and one of the #poetryonboard.
Poet and cultural activist in the city of New York. Habitual collaborator of the Bowery Poetry. He belongs to the poetic action group The Haiku Guys + Gals, which has carried out poetic immersion activities in everyday social life throughout Europe and the USA.
Coordinator of the open mic of the Nuyorican Poets Café. Cultural activist, scene poet and dj. He has been part of the national American slam poetry team twice. Teacher of language and poetry. He also works with social aid and reintegration organizations.
Jose Luis Landaeta
Venezuelan writer and poet. Student of the NYU Creative Writting in Spanish. Editor of the Latin American poetry digital magazine Viceversa. It combines the works of poet with those of plastic artist in canvases of painting and performatic writing.
Nomxolisi Ndlangana aka Nono the poet
Nomxolisi Ndlangana, known as Nono The Poet, is originally from South Africa and currently lives in New York.
Nono has developed her art over the years, fusing his poetry with instrumental and vocal themes, inspired by blues, jazz and neo-soul, which led him to her first project, an EP entitled Wet Paint. Her lyrics are projections of her social interests with a strong poetic tone. Soul Vagina is her first compilation of poetry, and with this publication she will attend the third edition of the Kerouac Festival in NY.
More than 15 works published and translated into several languages, endorse the experience and quality of this poet born in Buenos Aires and resident in New York for more than 20 years. of his poetry the intertextual game is highlighted, the central place of the music and the rhythm in the poem; a special handling of irony; the intermittent attraction to the myth of the decadent poet; and a declared adherence to the symbolist aesthetic.
Marta López Luaces
Born in A Coruña, she is a poet, translator and professor of Spanish and Latin American literature NY. His poetry has been published in anthologies of Spain, Latin America, the United States, Italy and Romania. In English his poetry has been published in magazines such as Literary Review and Mandorla. She is co-editor of Galerna: International Literature Magazine.
The city of New York awarded him the distinction of Speaker for the Humanities of NYC (2003-05).
Executive director of Bowery, Melnechuk writes, directs and produces films for Bowery Poetry and Winding Roads Productions. Melnechuk has participated in two editions of the Kerouac Festival in Vigo, and is one of the international poets participating in our book with Editorial Galaxia “Latexo Beat”.
Marcos de la Fuente
Poet and cultural activist. Agitator of the new poetic viguesa scene. He has published the collection of poems The Brightness Particles (2015) and the electronic music and spoken word album Isla Futura (2017). Director of the Kerouac New International Festival.
Multidisciplinary artist. Selected for the international project Apprentice Master based in the Netherlands (Tilburg) supervised by the artist Hester Scheurwater. She has exhibited her work in Room X of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Pontevedra, Casa das Artes in Vigo and has been selected for a sample of female talent Voila la Femme.
Graphic artist and muralist. He has taken his art to walls in New York, Vigo or Madrid. Numerous music groups and artistic collectives use their graphic image in clothes, posters, books or discs. He has made exhibitions in galleries in Vigo, A Coruña, and Porto (Portugal). Director at the Kerouac Vigo Festival and Kerouac New York.
Artists from USA