S199. New Engagements with Forgotten Writers

Room 214C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Contemporary reinterpretations and appreciations of older mentor poets play a crucial role in keeping the legacy of those writers alive and contextualizing them for a new generation of readers and writers. Four poet-editors explore their secret muses (Gloria Anzaldúa, Lynn Lonidier, tatiana de la tierra, and Georgia Douglas Johnson) and why the work of these obscure writers inspires their own work creatively and editorially.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Event_Outline.docx



Kim Roberts is the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston, and five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method. She coedits the web exhibit DC Writers' Homes.

Dan Vera coedited Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands and authored two books of poetry. A CantoMundo and Macondo fellow, he's the recipient of the 2017 Oscar Wilde Award and Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and his work appears in various publications and university curricula.

Julie R. Enszer is the author of Avowed, Lilith's Demons, Sisterhood, and Handmade Love. She is the editor of The Complete Works of Pat Parker and Milk & Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry; both were finalists for a Lammy. Enszer is the editor and publisher of Sinister Wisdom.

Olga García Echeverría is the author of Falling Angels: cuentos y poemas. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, among them Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words, and Telling Tongues: A Latino/a Anthology on Language. She teaches at Cal State University LA.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center