The Montgomery College Women’s Studies Program and the Potomac Review in conjunction with MC Books & More welcome Venezuelan Poet Maria Teresa Ogliastri on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  Ms. Ogliastri will lead a master class exclusively for Montgomery College students in the afternoon.  At 7 p.m. in Technical Center room 136, she will  read and sign South Pole/Polo Sur, “a bilingual journey in poems – from the mountains of Colombia, down the Amazon River and ultimately to the South Pole.”  The reading and book signing are open to the public.

Maria Teresa was born in Los Teques, Venezuela, and lives in Caracas.  She is the author of five collections of poems:  Del diario de la Senora Mao (From the Diary of Madame Mao, 2011), Polo Sur (2008), Brotes de Alfalfa (Alfalfa Sprouts, 2007), Nosotros los Inmortales (We, the Immortals, 1997), and Cola de Plata (Silver Tail, 1994).  She has been featured at poetry festivals throughout Latin America, and her work has appeared in several anthologies of Venezuelan poetry.  Maria Teresa has worked as publications coordinator of the Caracas Museum of  Contemporary Art, the cultural foundation Fundarte, and other institutions.

South Pole/Polo Sur is on sale now at MC Books & More at the Rockville campus.  For more information, contact Professor Genevieve Carminati, Collegewide Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program, via email or at 240-567-7446.