Description

Emmy Perez, 2020 Texas Poet Laureate, moved to the Texas borderlands because of her mother’s stories about their family history in El Paso and Chihuahua. P√©rez is the author of With the River on Our Face and Solstice and her work is anthologized in numerous collections. She is a former recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, P√©rez has been a member, since 2008, of the Macondo Writers Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros for socially engaged writers. Currently, she serves on the organizing committee for CantoMundo, a national literary organization for Latinx poets and is a member of the Poets Against Walls collective. P√©rez is Professor of Creative Writing and Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Photo by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Additional information

Discipline

Words

Contact name

Emmy Perez

Contact address

Edinburg TX

Phone 1

956-665-3435

Phone 2
Email

emmy.perez@utrgv.edu

Public performance

TBD

School performance

TBD

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging

$500 – $800

City

Edinburg

Website

http://www.emmyperez.com

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