F302. Latino Caucus

Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

 

Latino writers are becoming increasingly visible in literary spaces. However, there is still work to be done to address inequalities in access and visibility. A Latino Caucus creates space to network with new, emerging, and established writers of varied Latino identities, to discuss issues around the obstacles to publication (e.g. active oppression and the cultural marginalization of Latinos), and to discuss panel and event planning to increase Latino participation at AWP.

Moderator:

Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night. He is a poet and a freelance editor. He is currently editor of Queen Mob's Teahouse.

Alexandra Lytton Regalado is cofounder of Kalina press, based in El Salvador, and is author, editor, and/or translator of more than ten Central American-themed books. Winner of the St. Lawrence Book Prize, her full-length collection of poems is Matria.

Suzi F. Garcia has an MFA in poetry with minors in gender studies and screen cultures. She is a poetry editor at Noemi Press, a CantoMundo Fellow, Macondonista, and her work is published or forthcoming from the University of Arizona Poetry Blog, Vinyl, Fence, The Offing, Drunken Boat, and more.

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.

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.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

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