Tucson Festival of Books

Intersections of Verse y Voz


Discover the work of these poets with Southwestern roots who explore the intersection of language, identity, and place in their writing.


Panelists
Mari Herreras

Mari Herreras is a poet, journalist, mother and a fifth generation Tucsonan. "At Grande and Congress" is her debut collection. Herreras writes about family, the tender complexities of identity and being Chicana and life in a gentrifying desert city....

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Simon Ortiz

Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo) is a poet, fiction writer, essayist and storyteller and a retired Regents Professor of English and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. Ortiz is the author of "Out There Somewhere," "Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories," "After and Before the Lightning," "Woven Stone" and "From Sand Creek....

Brandon Som

Brandon Som is Chicano and Chinese American poet. His most recent poetry collection, "Tripas," is a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award. He is also the author of "The Tribute Horse," which won the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award....

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Books:
At Grande and Congress
Mari Herreras
Poetry
R&R Press
June 2023
ISBN 9798985731828
65 pages

Light as Light
Poems
Simon Ortiz
Poetry
University of Arizona Press
December 2023
ISBN 9780816550241
168 pages
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Out There Somewhere
Simon Ortiz
Poetry
University of Arizona Press
January 2002
ISBN 9780816522101
158 pages
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Tripas
Poems
Brandon Som
Poetry
University of Georgia Press
March 2023
ISBN 9780820363509
104 pages
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The Tribute Horse
Brandon Som
Poetry
Nightboat Books
January 2014
ISBN 9781937658182
97 pages
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