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SESSION 4A - LATINO POETRY IN CHICAGO: STAYING CONNECTED TO THE HOMELAND OF PUERTO RICO BY JOHANNY VÁZQUEZ PAZ (EN ESPAÑOL)

10:30 - 11:00 AM Central Time, Friday October 15th

En esta sesión, Johanny Vázquez Paz, ganadora del Premio Paz de Poesía 2018, autora de múltiples libros y reconocida poeta, explorará cómo las historias y tradiciones familiares, los recuerdos de la patria y crecer en El Barrio Chicago están presentes en su poesía.

Short presentation followed by live Q&A. This is one of 10 sessions at the conference. You do not need a separate ticket to join this session.

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JOHANNY VÁZQUEZ PAZ

Johanny Vázquez Paz (Puerto Rico/Chicago) - Winner of the 2018 Paz Prize for Poetry given by the National Poetry Series in partnership with the Miami Book Fair.


The winning book, I Offer My Heart as a Target / Ofrezco mi corazón como una diana, was chosen by Rigoberto González and published by Akashic Books in 2019.


Among her other publications are Sagrada familia (winner of the International Latino Book Award, 2015), Querido voyeur (Ediciones Torremozas, Spain, 2012), and Streetwise Poems /Poemas callejeros (Mayapple Press, Michigan, 2007).


She also co-edited the anthology Between the Heart and the Land / Entre el corazón y la tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press, Chicago, 2001). 

View Links below for more information. Also See Akashic Books:

http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/i-offer-my-heart-as-a-target-ofrezco-mi-corazon-como-una-diana/