University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Faith, Despair on the Border

Through faith in humanity and hope in poetry, Norma Cantú and Natalia Treviño seek to heal and transcend the rupture created in the space we call the Mexico-U.S. border. Women's bodies, the Virgen de Guadalupe and the Aztec scribes bridge hope and despair to provide a meditation on grief and the celebration of migratory life that has continued for millennia.

Norma Cantú

A daughter of the borderlands, scholar and creative writer, Norma Elia Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio....

Natalia Treviño

Natalia Treviño's poems appear in several publications including Bordersenses, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, The Houston Literary Review, Sugar House Review, Sliver of Stone, burntdistric, Voices de la Luna and North Texas State’s Inheritance of Light....

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