F222. 25th Anniversary of Tia Chucha Press: The Coiled Serpent

Room 613/614, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


A reading by five Tia Chucha Press poets, many of whom have gone on to great literary careers. They will also speak on how this small but powerful press helped their writing life as well as impacted this country's vast cross-cultural poetic outpouring. For twenty-five years, TCP books have been beautifully designed by Menominee native Jane Brunette and edited by Chicano writer Luis J. Rodriguez. This press has been like the Quetzacoatl coiled serpent, in deep earth, fount of words, wisdom, and inspiration.



Luivette Resto is a CantoMundo fellow. Her first book of poetry, Unfinished Portrait, was a finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her new collection Ascension was published in April 2013.

Patricia Smith's six books of poetry include Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist, and Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. She is featured in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, and Best American Mystery Stories. She teaches at the College of Staten Island and Sierra Nevada College.

Chiwan Choi is the author of two books, The Flood and Abductions. He is also a founding editor of Writ Large Press. His writing has also appeared in ONTHEBUS, Esquire, The Nervous Breakdown, and Cultural Weekly.

Diane Glancy is a professor at Azusa Pacific University.

Michael Warr’s most recent book of poems is The Armageddon of Funk. His literary awards include the Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, PEN Oakland Award for Excellence in Literature, and Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Award.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center