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Teaching poetry, writing instruction


About the Poets:

Laurie Ann Guerrero is the author of Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (University of Notre Dame Press 2013) and A Crown for Gumecindo (Aztlan Libre Press 2015). Her latest collection, I Have Eaten the Rattlesnake: New and Selected Poems, is forthcoming from Texas Christian University Press. She has held consecutive positions as Poet Laureate of the city of San Antonio (2014-2016) and the State of Texas (2016-2017). Guerrero holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Smith College, an MFA in poetry from Drew University, and is the Writer-in-Residence at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Sabrina San Miguel was born and raised on the Eastside of San Antonio. A founding member of Felize Zine, San Miguel is the mother of three and the first in her family to receive a college education. San Miguel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and in Women’s Studies and her master’s degree in English at Texas A&M-San Antonio. She is currently at work on her first collection of poetry, My Mother was a Woodworker.

Cecilia Amanda Macias is a founding member of Felize Zine and creates scholarship researching and producing Chicana literature and performance. Her poetry investigates Chicana identity, ancestral legacy, and the role of the poet-scholar. Macias was born into the Tejana diaspora in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a proud resident of San Antonio’s Southside and currently works supporting adult education. She received her Bachelor of Arts and her master’s degree in English at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.


Originally published in: Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2020, 127–133

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