Mega Corazon 2018

In celebration of National Poetry Month, April’s episode of Hidden Histories will present Mega Corazón 2018 on April 2, 2018, URBAN-15’s annual spoken word marathon featuring San Antonio’s premiere performance poets.

Celebrating a hybrid San Antonio poetic tradition that combines street, classical, and slam performance styles, Mega Corazón is frontal, improvisational, at times painful, and often choreographed for a highly visual impact.

This year’s Mega Corazón will take place on Monday, April 2nd from 1-9pm and can be viewed live and for free either in-studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) or online ( 

Poets confirmed to date include former state poet laureate Carmen Tafolla; National Book Award finalist John Phillip Santos; Express-News poetry editor Jim LaVilla-Havelin; poetry slam champion Anthony “The Poet” Flores; OLLU Creative Writing professor and poet Octavio Quintanilla; Wings Press publisher Bryce Milligan; Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza, beloved spoken word artist Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson; playwright, poet and Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder Isaac Cardenas; and talented San Antonio poets Frances Treviño Santos, Eddie Vega, Natalia Treviño, Jacinto Cardona, Jessica Tilton-Zertuche, and Nathan Zertuche.
As a special feature of Hidden Histories, this year’s Mega Corazón will also offer commentary on San Antonio’s literary history by Jim LaVilla-Havelin, founder of National Poetry Month in San Antonio, as well as by Bryce Milligan on his recent edited volume Literary San Antonio. This segment will run 7pm-8pm.
For more information on the Hidden Histories series, or to view previous installments, please visit

All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) and online at Afterwards, episodes are archived online at

For more information, please contact us at (210) 736-1500 or If you are an educator and want to bring Mega Corazon to your school or request a workshop with one of the Mega Corazon poets, contact Anthony “The Poet” Flores at
For performance videos from previous productions of Mega Corazón, please visit