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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Borderland New Wave Poetry

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

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....

King of Lighting Fixtures
Daniel Olivas
Nuestras Raices
UA Press
September 2017
ISBN 9780816535620
167 pages
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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
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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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