Tucson Festival of Books

Contemporary Chicano Poets

In this panel, poets José Olivarez and Oscar Mancinas will discuss and read from their new collections, which dive deeply into emotional, political and poetic understandings of race, colonization and Mexican heritage.

Oscar Mancinas

Oscar Mancinas is a Rarámuri-Chicanx poet, author, scholar and teacher. He was born, raised, and still resides in Mesa, Arizona's Washington-Escobedo Neighborhood. He obtained a B.A. in English and Spanish from Colby College and an M....

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José Olivarez

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is the author of "Promises of Gold." His debut book of poems, "Citizen Illegal," was a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize....

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Promises of Gold
José Olivarez
Henry Holt and Company
February 2023
ISBN 9781250878496

Papeles, Palabras, & Poems from the Desert
Oscar Mancinas
Tolsun Publishing, Incorporated
December 2022
ISBN 9781948800556