R302. Latino Caucus

Room 503, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


Latino writers are becoming increasingly visible. However, there is still work to be done to address inequalities in access and visibility within the literary community. The Latino Caucus creates a space to network with new, emerging, and established writers of varied Latino identities, discuss issues around the obstacles to publication (e.g., active oppression, stereotypes, and historical marginalization), and discuss panel and event planning to increase Latino participation at AWP.



Ruben Quesada, author of Next Extinct Mammal  and Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night, is poetry editor of Codex Journal, Stories & Queer, and the Cossack Review. He teaches literature and writing at Eastern Illinois University.


Francisco Aragón is the author of the bilingual book of poems, Puerta de Sol, and Glow of Our Sweat, a volume of poetry and prose. He is also the editor of the award-winning anthology, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. He directs Letras Latinas, the literary program at the University of Notre Dame.

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, Macondista and Kórima Press Publisher, is author of Amorcito Maricón and Santo de la Pata Alzada; coauthor of Tragic Bitches; and editor of the Queer Codex anthology series and Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry.

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 at Columbia University and cofounder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets.

Emma Trelles


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center