R280. Weaving All Our Tongues: Latinx Editors/Publishers and the Creation of Comunidad

Room 7, 8, & 9, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Latinx publishing builds stronger activist, artistic, and scholarly communities. Editors and publishers will discuss the production and maintenance of Latinx, Indigenous, African, womanist, queer/trans, pan-people of color, and multicultural journals, solo/co-authored books, anthologies, and presses. Collaboratively producing diverse texts, panelists will discuss navigating economic, logistical, and institutional challenges, while centering issues of culture, politics, aesthetics, and diversity.



Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, winner of AWP's WC&C Scholarship, is a visual artist; author of two poetry collections, Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking and South Bronx Breathing Lessons; widely published nonfiction writer; and editor of Yellow Medicine Review's international queer Indigenous issue.

Raina J. León is cofounder and editor in chief of The Acentos Review, and the author of three poetry books: Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate. She is a member of the Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo, and Carolina African American Writers Collective communities.

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, Xicano/Rarámuri, is Publisher of Kórima Press, and Publisher and Executive Director of Justice Matters Press. A Macondista, he is the author of Amorcito Maricón and Santo de la Pata Alzada; coauthor of Tragic Bitches; and editor of the Queer Codex and Joto anthologies.

Casandra Lopez, Chicana/Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño, is the author of the chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks, and cofounder and editor in chief of As/Us. A CantoMundo and Jack Straw fellow, and Santa Fe Art Institute, SAR, and Hedgebrook resident, she teaches at Northwest Indian College.

Carmen Giménez Smith, publisher of Noemi Press, is professor of English at Virginia Tech. Most recently, she is author of Cruel Futures and Be Recorder. Her last poetry collection, Milk and Filth, was a finalist for the NBCC Award.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center