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Borderland New Wave Poetry


Latino literature's most prominent new wave authors, Daniel Olivas and Vickie Vertiz discuss writing poetry with a passion.


Panelists
Daniel Olivas

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of nine books, including "The Book of Want: A Novel" and "Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and Interviews." His latest books are "The King of Lighting Fixtures: Stories" and "Crossing the Border: Collected Poems....

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Vickie Vértiz

Vickie Vértiz earned her MFA from the University of California, Riverside. A Macondo and VONA fellow, she is a Los Angeles–based poet, writer, and social justice advocate who teaches creative writing to adults and young people across the country....


Books:
King of Lighting Fixtures
Daniel Olivas
Nuestras Raices
UA Press
September 2017
ISBN 9780816535620
167 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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"A collection of short stories, each reflecting Daniel Olivas' Chicano culture, a life growing up in Los Angeles, his exposure to Jewish life as a Jew-by-choice, and his experience being the parent of a gay son. More/less

Crossing the Border:Collected Poems
Daniel Olivas
Nuestras Raices
Pact Press
November 2017
ISBN 9780991261284
$9.50, INSTOCK
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Palm Frond with its Throat Cut
Vickie Vértiz
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
June 2017
ISBN 9780816535118
69 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut uses both humor and sincerity to capture moments in time with a sense of compassion for the hard choices we must make to survive. More/less

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