Yvonne Sotomayor

New Yorker Yvonne Sotomayor, who will appear on the fair’s Family Stage, quickly directs her rhythmic verse toward direct statements. She then builds on them and finds that the toil leaves behind seeds that will quickly grow more. She can present her work in English and Spanish, and that’s helpful given that she often speaks to the many who surround her in many relationships — family, neighbor, intimate — and in the distant past as well as a tactile present. Sotomayor is on the cusp of having works published in print and recording. Listening to her may evoke an observation she makes in her poem “Thankful”: “I am a memory worth having.” —T.E. Lyons

Saturday, Aug. 24

Kentucky Expo Center
8 p.m. | Prices vary
937 Phillips Lane

About the Author

Yvonne Sotomayor

New Jersey–expatriate T.E. Lyons reconnected with the written word coincident with the arrival of his first child. His byline has since appeared on over a thousand reviews, previews, features, and fiction pieces–and a clutch of journalism awards. Favorite interview questions: “What’s your idea of good country music?” and “Do you think that last question was meant to bait you?” Reading and listening suggestions always welcome.


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