Tucson Festival of Books

Dual Identities In the Americas


Three experimental poets discuss how their Salvadoran, Paraguayan, and Mexican heritage has impacted their poetry and their lives.


Panelists
Diego Báez

Diego Báez is a writer, educator and abolitionist. He is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the Surge Institute and the Poetry Foundation’s Incubator for Community-Engaged Poets....

Manuel López

Manuel Paul López's books include "Nerve Curriculum," "These Days of Candy," "The Yearning Feed," winner of the Earnest Sandeen Poetry Prize and "Death of a Mexican and Other Poems." He also co-edited three anthologies, "Reclaiming Our Stories: In the Time of Covid and Uprising," "Reclaiming Our Stories 2" and "Reclaiming Our Stories," all three generated from a community-based writers' workshop of the same name that he's co-facilitated since 2016 in Southeast San Diego....

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Reyes Ramirez

Reyes Ramirez (he/him) is a Houstonian, writer, educator, curator and organizer of Mexican and Salvadoran descent. He authored the short story collection "The Book of Wanderers," a 2023 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalist, from University of Arizona Press’ Camino del Sol series and the poetry collection "El Rey of Gold Teeth" from Hub City Press....

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Books:
Yaguareté White
Poems
Diego Báez
Poetry
University of Arizona Press
January 2024
ISBN 9780816552191
112 pages

Nerve Curriculum
Manuel López
Poetry
Futurepoem Books
January 2023
ISBN 9781733038478
112 pages

El Rey of Gold Teeth
Reyes Ramirez
Poetry
Hub City Press
January 2023
ISBN 9798885740197
120 pages