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Roger Reeves

  • April 5, 2022
Roger Reeves is the author of King Me and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a 2015 Whiting Award, among other honors. His work has appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives...
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Denne Michele Norris

  • March 29, 2022
Denne Michele Norris is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, VCCA, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears in McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction, and ZORA. She co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot, and is hard at work on...
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Stacey Swann

  • March 18, 2022
Stacey Swann holds an M.F.A. from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals, and she is a contributing editor of American Short Fiction. She is the author of Olympus, Texas. She is a native Texan.
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Renato Rosaldo

  • March 18, 2022
Renato Rosaldo has published five books of poetry. Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña (2003), a bilingual (Spanish-English) collection, won the American Book Award (2004). Diego Luna’s Insider Tips (2012) won the Many Mountains Moving poetry book manuscript prize selected by Martín Espada. Duke University Press published The Day of Shelly’s Death (2014)...
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Natalie Diaz

  • March 18, 2022
Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec. She has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a USA Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She teaches at Arizona State University. Her poetry collection Postcolonial Love Poem won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2021.  
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Jericho Brown

  • March 18, 2022
Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Browns first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book...
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ire’ne lara silva

  • March 18, 2022
irene lara silva is the author of four poetry collections, furia, Blood Sugar Canto, Cuicacalli/House of Song, and FirstPoems, two chapbooks, Enduring Azucares and Hibiscus Tacos, and a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan...
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Barbara Ras

  • March 18, 2022
Barbara Ras is the author of the poetry collections Bite Every Sorrow (winner of the Walt Whitman Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award), One Hidden Stuff, and The Last Skin. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others. Her poems have appeared in The New...
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Alexandra van de Kamp

  • March 18, 2022
Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center. Ricochet Script is her latest collection. Her two earlier collections of poems are Kiss/Hierarchy (2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (2010). She has published five chapbooks, including Dear Jean Seberg, which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest....
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Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

  • March 18, 2022
Andrea Vocab Sanderson is the first Black Poet Laureate of San Antonio, 2020-2023. Her dynamic styles a fusion of: poetry, hip hop and R&B. Her numerous awards include: The Arts and Letters Award, 2020. Best Local Poet 2021 by the San Antonio Current. Shes a teaching artist for Gemini Ink. In 2021, she received an...
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Naomi Shihab Nye

  • March 9, 2022
Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent, and she spent her adolescence in both Jerusalem and San Antonio, Texas. She earned her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio. Naomi Shihab Nye is the recipient of numerous...
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Lupe Mendez

  • March 9, 2022
Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe Mendez (Writer//Educator//Activist) is the author Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the founder of Tintero Projects which works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of...
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