flor y canto by Felicia 'Fe' Montes
(Palabra y Performance Poetry)
The pieces in this book were written from 1997 to 2010, mainly from 1997-2003 and are all meant to be performed through spoken word and performance poetry. Often presented in remixed versions they reflect the varied experiences of the writer and her transformations. Some pieces have previously appeared in Mujeres de Maiz zines and in the In Lak Ech CD "Mujeres Con Palabra (2007)." Remixed pieces to music are available on Fe's debut CD available soon at www.feliciamontes.com
40 pages including 19 poems and various photos and paintings. *preview shows only a few pages*
Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, academic, community & event organizer, educator, emcee, designer, poet, performer & professor living and working in the Los Angeles area. She believes art is a tool for education, empowerment and transformation and has translated her passion for art and social justice as the cofounder and coordinating member of two groundbreaking creative women’s collectives, Mujeres de Maiz and In Lak Ech. Felicia creates work based on social and spiritual change as she works on the front lines of activism and organizing. Her current focus is on her own visual and multimedia art performances and creations. Felicia holds a B.A from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures with a minor in Chican@ Studies and a M.A in Chican@ Studies from Cal State Northridge, and a MFA in Public Practice Art from Otis College of Art & Design.