Further Resources

The following selection is not in any way meant to be exhaustive, but rather: a place to start, where Latino poetry (and her allies) is concerned:

Organizations

The Acentos Foundation

The Acentos Foundation is a Bronx, New York-based organization fostering audiences for poetry through the discussion, promotion, teaching, performance, and publication of poetry by Latino and Latina writers.


CantoMundo


Inspired by the culturally-rooted visions of Cave Canem and Kundiman, CantoMundo seeks to create a space where Latina/o poets can: 1. nurture and enhance their poetics; 2. lecture and learn about aspects of Latina/o poetics currently not being discussed by the mainstream poetry publishers and critics; and 3. network with peer poets to enrich and further disseminate Latina/o poetry.


Con Tinta


A Chicano/Latino Writers' Collective that hosts the premier off-site gathering of Chicano/Latino poets and writers at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference. Con Tinta also bestows an annual award upon a writer or writers who have made an indelible contribution to the Chicano/Latino literary community.


The Guild Complex

A community-based literary organization in Chicago, the Guild is home of PALABRA PURA, a national monthly reading series featuring emerging Latino and Latina poets promoting their new books.


Letras Latinas


The literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Letras Latinas seeks to enhance the visibility, appreciation and study of Latino literature, with particular emphasis on emerging voices. It is home of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and the forthcoming Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize.


Latino Writers Collective (LWC)

Based in Kansas City, MO, the Latino Writers Collective seeks to raise awareness of the fine literary art being written and published in the nation's heartland.


Macondo Writers' Workshop


An association of socially-engaged writers united to advance creativity, foster generosity, and honor community.


National Hispanic Cultural Center


Located in New Mexico, the NHCC is home of the annual Latino Writers Conference.


Nuyorican Poets Café 

"The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable."


Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural


Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore is a dream of community empowerment. It is also the home of the legendary Tia Chucha Press, in operation now for over twenty years.

 



Blogs and Presses


La Bloga


Chicana, Chicano, Latina, Latino, & more. Literature, Writers, Children's Literature, News, Views & Reviews. Also, a clearinghouse portal to the websites of Chican@/Latin@ poets and writers and other related links.


Camino del Sol series at University of Arizona Press


Since 1994, the Camino del Sol series has been one of the premier vehicles for Latina/o literary voices. Launched under the auspices of Chiana/o luminary Ray Gonzalez, it quickly established itself in both the Latina/o community and the publishing world as it garnered awards for its outstanding writing.

Letras Latinas Blog

The weblog of the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.


Bilingual Review Press


Since its founding in 1973, Bilingual Review Press has been committed to publishing high- quality writing by both established and emering writers. BRP is also home of the Canto Cosas poetry series.


March Abrazo Press


March Abrazo Press, an independent small press publisher, has promoted literature by and about Latinos and Native Americans for more than 25 years.


Calaca Press

California based publisher Calaca Press, which describes itself as "a Chicano family-owned small publishing house dedicated to publishing and producing unknown, emerging, and established progressive Chicano and Latino voices."


Cypher Books


The Cypher Book Collection, a continuing series of important and necessary poetry, is dedicated to gathering the most cutting edge poets from around the world and publishing them.


Momotombo Press


Named after the volcano in Nicaragua, Momotombo Press publishes new works in Latino literature in the chapbook format.


Arte Público Press


Arte
Público Press is the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.


Journals


The Acentos Review


BorderSenses


Breach


PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art


Pilgrimage
: Story*Spirit*Witness*Place


The Packinghouse Review


Puerto del Sol

Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas 



Recent anthologies

Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry (Rebel Satori Press, 2011) 


The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature
(W.W. Norton & Company, 2011)


Camino del Sol: 15 of Latina and Latino Writing
(University of Arizona Press, 2010)


The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry
(University of Arizona Press, 2007)



Recent collections by Latino and Latina poets


"2010: A Year in Poetry" @ Letras Latinas Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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