Esperanzas Desesperadas

Esperanzas Desesperadas

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

in collaboration with

Librería Voces en Tinta


Esperanzas Desesperadas

Book launch in Mexico: Friday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Librería Voces en Tinta

Niza 23 (Between Paseo de la Reforma and Hamburgo)
Col. Juárez, 06600. Cuauhtémoc, Zona Rosa, Mexico City, Mexico


Space is limited.


Early praises for the book:

"Viva las voces! So fresh, with corazones abiertos! This inspiring collection of poems, stories, and memories by 16 writing workshop members glimmers with dreams, yearnings, the kiss of guavas, sting of limones. Read, as they write, beyond fronteras!"

C.M. Mayo, author of Miraculous Air & Sky Over El Nido

ANTHOLOGY WITH LATIN ROOTS EXPLORES UNIVERSAL HOPES, FEARS, AND THE OCCASIONAL “TINIEST OF MIRACLES”: Esperanzas Desesperadas Launches in Mexico City aftert asucessful launch in New York City

For the  past five years,  every Monday,  gathering workers, students, teachers—writers all—have roamed, like eager literary nomads, across the city’s boroughs to share their art...even congregating in public parks sometimes. All for the love of language,  to turn dreams, desires, wishes, and “rescued memories” into lasting tributes to their cultural—and human—experiences. This group has deep roots which span Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and even some locales as wildly exotic as New York City.


Luz Aguirre
Miguel Ángel Andrade
Miguel Ángel Ángeles
Leonardo Anzúres
Alejandro IV Barragan
Carolina Ana Drake
Mariel Escalante
Daisy Flores

Judith Flores
Evelyn Hernández
Miriam Mora
Gabriel Rivera
Celene Sánchez
Danae Sánchez
Mary Ellen Sanger
Flavio Tochimani


"Los Lunes has been a place for Spanish speaking writers to gather a escribir y escuchar, to build community and family.  Es un espacio a lo cual people share regularly y los que no saben que por lo menos cada lunes there is a seat waiting for them.

What you hold in your hand es testamento a posibilidades realizadas, of strength and power and agency that is not always recognized but is ever present.  Son pesasueños gritamurmurados, hopes shared among and with friends, promises spoken that are not always kept, heridas no todas sanas, sometimes still looking to be named.  Eh aquí esperanzas desesperadas."

-Miguel Ángel Ángeles, Workshop Leader

The book is available at in paper back.
The e-book Kindle edition is available at

About Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through arts, culture, humanities, and annual celebrations of holidays (Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos; Christmas/Posadas y Pastorelas), as well as festivals, concerts, performances, processions, installations and seminars.

About Voces en Tinta

Voces en Tinta is a bookstore, cafe, and cultural forum dedicated to providing an artistic and cultural space with particular attention to issues of the gay community. The library has a selection of titles on gender, design, photography and poetry, you can either browse while enjoying coffee and snacks. It is also a cultural forum where gender books, dramatized readings, storytelling, poetry sessions, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, etc. are presented.


Voces en Tinta

Mano a Mano deeply appreciates the collaboration of the Voces en Tinta bookstore for the presentation and reading of Esperanzas Desesperadas in Mexico City.


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