S123. Latina/o Poets as Publishers: A CantoMundo Roundtable

Room M100 B&C, Mezzanine Level
Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


How are Latina/o poets occupying and transforming the roles of publishers and editors today? This panel convenes CantoMundo founders and fellows to discuss their work as publishers of small presses, editors of literary magazines and blogs, and founders of new media platforms. Our roundtable conversation explores the particular challenges, visions, and contributions of Latina/o publishers and editors.



Deborah Paredez is the author of the poetry collection, This Side of Skin, and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas and co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets.

Carmen Giménez Smith co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing and is the author of five books including Milk and Filth, which was a finalist for the NBCC Award in Poetry. She edits Puerto del Sol and is the publisher of Noemi Press.

Juan Morales is the author of Friday and the Year That Followed. He is a CantoMundo fellow, the editor of Pilgrimage Magazine, and the director of creative writing at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of Solecism, a poetry collection. She is a graduate of the Women's Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater. She was awarded a CantoMundo Fellowship in 2013 and is an editorial advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian writer who teaches at North Seattle College. She has degrees from Cornell University and the University of New Mexico. She has served as a writer in residence at the School of Advanced Research and is a founding editor of As/Us.


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