Tucson Festival of Books

Cynthia Guardado (she/her/hers)

Cynthia Guardado is a Los Angeles–born Salvadoran poet and professor. She is the author of two collections of poetry, "Cenizas" and "ENDEAVOR." Guardado also translated and transcribed interviews with journalist and Cuban exile, Normando Hernandez Gonzalez which were published in "The Madrid Conversations." Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, U.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry and The Wandering Song. Guardado won the Concurso Binacional De Poesía Pellicer-Frost in 2017, and "Cenizas" was a finalist for the National Poetry Series in 2019.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous or Native American

Scheduled events:
The Meaning of Home
These authors share a common bond regarding home and homeland, through their different genres: literary, poetic and memoir.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cynthia Guardado, Alejandro Varela, Javier Zamora
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.
Leaving, Loving, and Returning Home through Poetry
Join poets Laura Villareal, Jose Olivarez and Cynthia Guardado as they explore poetry's ability to restore a sense of home and heal the traumatic legacies of exile and the domestic violence.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cynthia Guardado, José Olivarez, Laura Villareal
Moderator: Paola Valenzuela

University of Arizona Press
September 2022
ISBN 9780816546176
80 pages