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Tag: poetry

Tess Taylor

  • February 5, 2020
Tess Taylor is the author of the chapbook The Misremembered World, selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of Americas inaugural chapbook fellowship; The Forage House, which was a finalist for the Believer poetry prize; and Work & Days, which was named one of the best books of poetry of 2016 by the New York...
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Saeed Jones

  • February 5, 2020
Saeed Jones is the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. Prelude was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in...
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Sandra Cisneros

  • February 5, 2020
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, the PEN/Nabokov Award for International Literature, and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to...
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Reyes Cárdenas

  • February 5, 2020
Poet Reyes Cárdenas was born and raised in central Texas. He is the author of Anti-Bicicleta Haiku (1976), Survivors of the Chicano Titanic (1981), Elegies For John Lennon (1984, 2006), I Was Never A Militant Chicano (1986), Chicano Poet: 19702010 (2013), and Tortured Barrio Songs (2019).
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Naomi Shihab Nye

  • February 5, 2020
Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a wandering poet. She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. She was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Her books of poetry...
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Norma Elia Cantú

  • February 5, 2020
Norma E. Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio. She has published widely in the areas of folklore, literary studies, women’s studies, and border studies. She cofounded CantoMundo, a space for Latinx poets and poetry. Currently living in San Antonio,...
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Liliana Valenzuela

  • February 5, 2020
Liliana Valenzuela is the author of Codex of Journeys: Bendito Camino (Mouthfeel Press, 2013) and several artisan chapbooks. Her poetry has appeared in the Edinburgh Review, Indiana Review, Tigertail, Huizache, Borderlands, Drunken Boat, and other publications. She has received writing awards and recognition from Luz Bilingual Publishing, Austin International Poetry Festival, Drunken Boat, Indiana Review,...
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John Olivares Espinoza

  • February 5, 2020
John Olivares Espinoza was born and raised in Indio, California. He received degrees in creative writing from the University of California at Riverside and Arizona State University, at which time he was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. His collection of poetry, The...
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Joe Jiménez

  • February 5, 2020
Joe Jiménez’s essays and poems have recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Iron Horse, RHINO, Aster(ix), and Waxwing, and on the PBS NewsHour, and Lambda Literary sites. Jiménez was awarded a Lucas Artists Literary Artists Fellowship from 2017-2020. He lives in San Antonio, and is a member of the Macondo Writing Workshops. His new YA...
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Faylita Hicks

  • February 5, 2020
Faylita Hicks (she/her/they) is the author of HoodWitch, editor-in-chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, an organizer with social justice nonprofit Mano Amiga, and a finalist for the 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and the 2019 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award. Hicks was awarded fellowships and residencies from Lambda Literary and Jack Jones Literary Arts,...
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Diana Marie Delgado

  • February 5, 2020
Diana Marie Delgado is the author of the poetry collection Tracing the Horse and the chapbook Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust. She is the recipient of numerous grants, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of Columbia University, she currently resides in Tucson, where she is...
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Chibbi Orduña

  • February 5, 2020
Chibbi is a Mexican-born, Texas-raised poet, actor, and makeup artist. He started performing poetry in Austin in 2006 where he received his BA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas. He is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, and a founding member of the Houston poetry spot, Write About Now. He has self-published 3...
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