R298. Latino Caucus

Room 101, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


The visibility of Latinos and Latin Americans is growing in the literary community. However, a discussion surrounding systematic, institutional, and aesthetic challenges is needed. Latinos need a space to come together, to address inequalities in access, to meet with writers of varied Latino and Latin American identities, to discuss the obstacles to publishing (e.g., cultural expectations, stereotypes, and marginalization), and to discuss event planning to increase participation at AWP.


Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night. He is a poet and a freelance editor. He is currently editor of Queen Mob's Teahouse.

Fred Arroyo is the author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions and The Region of Lost Names: A Novel. A recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, he is completing a book of nonfiction stories, Second Country, and is at work on a novel set primarily in the Caribbean.

Suzi F. Garcia has an MFA in poetry with minors in gender studies and screen cultures. She is a poetry editor at Noemi Press, and her work is published or forthcoming from the Offing, the Packinghouse Review, Anthropoid, and more. She has contributed to essays at the Harriet Blog, Lit Hub, and more.

Alexandra Lytton Regalado is cofounder of Kalina press, based in El Salvador, and is author, editor, and/or translator of ten Central American–themed books. Winner of the St. Lawrence Book Prize, her full-length collection of poems, Matria, is forthcoming.

Dan Vera is a writer, editor, and historian. Coeditor of Imaniman: Poets Respond to Gloria Anzaldua, he's the author of Speaking Wiri Wiri, and Space Between Our Danger and Delight. His poetry appears in various publications and university writing curricula. He chairs the board of Split This Rock.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside