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C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

C.L. “Rooster” Martinez is an educator, writer, and spoken word poet from San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of A Saint for Lost Things and As it is in Heaven. His work has appeared in such publications as Huizache, Voices de la Luna, Write About Now Poetry, Button Poetry, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Acentos Review, and others. He was co-editor on Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out, a poetry anthology, and a writer on the 2016 play, American Pride, which won two ATAC Globe awards for Writing of a Drama and Overall Production of a Drama. Rooster earned a MA/MFA from the Creative Writing, Literature and Social Justice program at Our Lady of the Lake University and teaches English at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, TX. His latest poetry collection is Mexican Dinosaur. 

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  • Mexican Dinosaur by C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

    Mexican Dinosaur

    "Mexican Dinosaur" is a metamodernist take on the changing economic demographics of his San Antonio barrio, the confusion and desire to flourish within a hyphenated American identity, and the force of gravity that the push and pull of culture from both sides of a Mexican/American ethnicity has.

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