F160. CANCELLED: Akrilica Reading

Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


The Akrilica series began with a conversation between Latinx poet-editors Carmen Gimenez Smith, J. Michael Martinez, and Francisco Aragon. Now in its sixth year, this partnership between Noemi Press and Letras Latinas has received national recognition for its award-winning collections and reprints of innovative Latinx writing. This reading will showcase the range of voices that are pushing at the ideas of Latinx poetry, celebrating the diverse perspectives and aesthetics in our contemporary landscape.



Suzi F. Garcia is the author of the chapbook Dear Dorothy: A Home Grown Fairytale. She is the executive editor at Noemi Press, a CantoMundo Fellow, and a Macondonista, and her work is published or forthcoming from the Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Fence, the Offing, and more.

Sara Borjas is a Xicanx Pocha and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection is Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff. She is the recipient of the Blue Mesa Poetry Prize, a CantoMundo fellow, and a Postgraduate Writer's Workshop fellow, and she teaches at UC Riverside.

Carolina Ebeid received a 2015/2016 NEA Fellowship and awards from the Stadler Center, CantoMundo, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center and is a doctoral student at the University of Denver. You Ask Me to Talk about the Interior is her first poetry collection.

Joshua Escobar (DJ Ashtrae) is the author of the chapbooks Caljforkya Voltage, and xxox fm. He publishes the all-ages zine Orange Mercury. Bareback Nightfall, his first book, will be published in the Akrilica Series in 2020. He is a CantoMundo fellow.

Chloe Garcia Roberts is the author of The Reveal  and the translator of Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes, which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. She is managing editor at the Harvard Review.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center