“The Elements From the Earth” celebrates the poetry of Minnesota poets Su Hwang, Roy Guzman, Michael Torres and Ray Gonzalez. The artists show how the elements of fire, water, air and earth create poetry through a commitment to the political voice, the autobiography of migration and the natural power of language that makes poetry go beyond borders to find universal truth.

See more stories from our multi-media series Art Is…


Get to know each of the artists featured in this event:

Poet Ray Gonzalez Shares ‘The Language of Sunlight, 1956’

For Poet Su Hwang, the Stars Aligned in Minnesota

For Poet Roy Guzman, Poetry Is a ‘House Where Everyone Can Come In’

Michael Torres Connects Poetry to ‘Growing Up Graffiti’