A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Searching for Poetic Justice


What does the American Dream look like for Latinx people living in the United States? What does it feel like? Felicia Zamora and Gloria Muñoz explore those questions in their award-winning poetry. Today they will share their thoughts, and some of their poems, with all of us.


Panelists
Gloria Muñoz

Gloria Muñoz is a Colombian American writer, literary translator, and advocate for multilingual literacy and writing. Her poetry book Dawn’s Early / Danzirly was awarded the Academy of American Poets 2019 Ambroggio Prize....

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Felicia Zamora

Felicia Zamora is a poet, educator, and editor living in Ohio. She is the author of six books of poetry, including "I Always Carry My Bones," winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press on April 15, 2021, "Quotient" forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2021, "Body of Render," winner of the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press, and "Of Form & Gather," winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize....

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Books:
Danzirly
Gloria Muñoz
Poetry
University of Arizona Press
April 2021
ISBN 9780816542338
160 pages
$16.95, NYP
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Danzirly is a striking bilingual poetry collection that fiercely examines the nuances of the American Dream for Latinx people in the United States. More/less

Body of Render
Felicia Zamora
Poetry
Red Hen Press
April 2020
ISBN 9781597099752
$16.95, INSTORE
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Body of Render explores the internal and external impacts on our humanity when political, national, and societal decisions strip away our basic human rights. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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