F133. Latinx Literary Activism: A CantoMundo Roundtable

Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am


How are Latinx poets occupying and transforming the roles and responsibilities of literary activists? This panel convenes fellows and faculty from CantoMundo, a national organization for Latinx poets, to discuss their literary activism as organizers, publishers, editors, performers, and directors of organizations that serve Latinx writers. Our round table conversation explores the particular challenges, visions, and contributions of Latinx literary activism.


Javier Zamora is a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry.

Millicent Borges Accardi, the author of three poetry books: Only More So, Injuring Eternity, and Woman on a Shaky Bridge. She has received fellowships from CantoMundo, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Fulbright, Fundação Luso-Americana, and the Barbara Deming Foundation.

Valerie Martínez is a poet, educator, activist, and collaborative artist. Her many books of poetry include Absence, Luminescent, and Each and Her. She was the poet laureate for the City of Santa Fe from 2008–2010. Martinez directs large-scale community arts projects with the organization Artful Life.

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet and educator. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2014 CantoMundo fellow, 2013 Hispanic Choice Award, and 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. She was the former program director at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement.


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Philadelphia, PA

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