Galiano’s coffee shop presents Logan Phillips a bilingual poet on March 21 at 3 p.m.
He graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Spanish and worked as a professor of Latin American literature, culture and translation at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Morelos before dedicating himself full-time to artistic endeavors.
He taught third grade, high school, and multinational business executives.
Phillips competed in four National Poetry Slams from 2002 to 2005 and co-hosted the first Mexican National Poetry Slam in 2007.
He is author and publisher of five poetry chapbooks, the latest of which, Arroyo Ink has been hailed as an underground success and an antidote to mass-market publishing.
In 2007 Phillips co-founded the multimedia performance collective Verbo•bala with video artists Adam Cooper-Terán and Moisés Regla.
The international group pioneers what they call spoken video, a combination of live video projections and bilingual spoken word, creating site-specific performance art and installation. He also frequently DJ’s with the group’s party side project, Sonidero Verbo•bala.
Both with the group and solo, he has toured across the United States and Mexico, and in cities as far afield as Vancouver, Paris, Oaxaca, Bogotá and Penzance, England.
For more information on Phillips visit www.dirtyverbs.com.
This event is sponsored by Coshise Area Reading Council.
Galiano’s is located on 1113 G. Ave. or call (520) 805-0122.