event details

Sep 2016
7:00 pm
White Lotus Farms
7217 West Liberty Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Brenda Cárdenas, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Laurie Ann Guerrero read at White Lotus Farms

Latina Poets Brenda Cárdenas, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Laurie Ann Guerrero will be reading at White Lotus Farms on September 29, 2016. This reading is free and open to the public and will take place from 7 to 9pm.  

Brenda Cárdenas is the author of Boomerang (Bilingual Review Press, 2009) and the chapbooks Bread of the Earth/The Last Colors with Roberto Harrison (2011) and From the Tongues of Brick and Stone (2005). She also co-edited Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (2001). Cárdenas’ poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Latina/o Poetics: The Art of Poetry, The Golden Shovel Anthology, POETRY, City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry, and RATTLE, among others. Cárdenas served as the Milwaukee Poet Laureate from 2010 to 2012, and in 2014, the Library of Congress recorded a reading of her work for their Spotlight on U. S. Hispanic Writers. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir and four poetry collections— including Milk and Filth, finalist for the 2013 NBCC award in poetry. She co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, published by Counterpath Press. A CantoMundo Fellow, she teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University, while serving as the publisher of Noemi Press.

Laurie Ann Guerrero has received the Academy of American Poets prize, among others, from Smith College. She is also the winner of the 2012 Andres Montoya Poetry prize and her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was selected by Francisco X. Alarcón and released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2012. Guerrero's chapbook, Babies under the Skin (Panhandler Publishing 2007), won the Panhandler Chapbook Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. Her latest collection, A Crown for Gumecindo, was released by Aztlan Libre Press in the spring of 2015. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Indiana Review, Luna Luna, Huizache, Texas Monthly, Bellevue Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Texas Observer, Chicana/Latina Studies, Feminist Studies,and others. She is the Writer-in-Residence & Literary Arts Director at the historic Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio.