F197. CANCELLED: Writing Away and Back to the Border: Unlearning Toxic Masculinity through Poetry

Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


How can poets actively contest reproducing toxic masculinity in our craft? This Queer Latinx poetry panel examines heteropatriarchy rooted in the physical and internal borderlands. Panelists explore how distance, memory, and space serve as lenses to identify and unlearn toxicity, including misogyny and machismo, by writing about and from those toxic spaces. This multigenerational, mixed status panel will also share texts challenging masculinity inhabiting both sides of the border and the page.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP20_Toxic_Masculinity_OUTLINE_01.docx



Miguel M. Morales grew up in Texas working as a migrant/seasonal farmworker. A Lambda Literary fellow and alum of VONA/Voices and the Macondo Writers workshops, his work appears in several anthologies and literary journals. He is coeditor of the Pulse/Pulso anthology and of the Fat & Queer anthology

José Héctor Cadena is a poet-scholar. He holds a BA in English with a minor in Chicana/o Studies from SDSU and an MFA from SFSU. José is the co-founder of SF's on-going reading series Voz Sin Tinta and a current PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Pablo Miguel Martínez


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center