S128. Poets at the Borderlands of Change: Celebrating Gloria Anzaldúa

D136, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


A reading from the Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands anthology celebrating the life and work of the ground-breaking and influential poet-theorist Gloria Anzaldúa. These poems, essays and hybrid works interrogate, complicate, and personalize the borderlands in transgressive and transformative ways, opening new paths and revisioning old ones for the next generation of spiritual, political, and cultural border-crossers.



Dan Vera is coeditor of Imaniman: Poets Respond to Gloria Anzaldúa and author of two books of poetry. Winner of the 2017 Oscar Wilde Award and Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, his poetry appears in various publications and university writing curricula. He chairs the board of Split This Rock.

Sarah A. Chavez is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar and All, Day Talking. She holds a PhD from U of Nebraska, Lincoln and teaches at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She serves as Poetry Coordinator for the Best of the Net Anthology and is a proud Macondista.

Joe Jiménez's second poetry collection Rattlesnake Allegory is due out in Spring 2019. His 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.


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