Tucson Festival of Books

Multi-Generational Latina Poetry

Poetry icon Lorna Dee Cervantes joins emerging poets Leticia del Toro and Laura Villareal for a reading and plática about Latina poetics, memory and cultural exploration.

Lorna Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes is a XicanIndx (Chumash/Purepacha) author of six award-winning books of poetry: "Emplumada," "From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger," "Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems," "Drive: The First Quartet", "Sueño," and "April on Olympia....

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Leticia del Toro

Leticia Del Toro is a Chicana poet and fiction writer from Crockett, Calif. with roots in Jalisco, Mexico. Her work has appeared in Cipactli, Huizache, Zyzzyva, About Place Journal and more. "All We Are Told Not to Touch," is her first poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press....

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Laura Villareal

Laura Villareal is a poet from a small town in Texas. She earned her M.F.A. at Rutgers University—Newark. Her debut poetry collection, "Girl’s Guide to Leaving," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2022....

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All We Are Told Not to Touch
Leticia del Toro
Finishing Line Press
January 2023
ISBN 9798888380260

Girl's Guide to Leaving
Laura Villareal

University of Wisconsin Press
November 2021
ISBN 9780299336844
80 pages

April on Olympia
Lorna Cervantes
Marsh Hawk Press
January 2021
ISBN 9780996991261
139 pages