M. Soledad Caballero discusses her debut poetry collection, I Was a Bell, with Rebecca Morgan Frank. [link id=’2115648′ text=’Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show’] is a monthly interview with a Latinx poet who has recently published their first book. The debut poets themselves have selected their interlocutors.
Register below to be notified when this episode premieres! You’ll receive an email with instructions for viewing the video. After the premiere, you can [link id=’2115648′ text=’find all the videos here’].
We encourage you to purchase a copy of our poets’ books from our partner bookseller, Duende District.
M. Soledad Caballero is Professor of English and chair of the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Allegheny College. She is a 2017 CantoMundo fellow. Her poem “Myths We Tell” won the 2019 Joy Harjo poetry prize for Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Her poem “Before an MRI: a Questionnaire” won SWWIM’s SWWIM-For-the-Fun-of-It contest. Her poems have appeared in the Missouri Review, the Mississippi Review, the Iron Horse Literary Review, Memorius, the Crab Orchard Review, and other venues. Her first collection titled I Was a Bell won the 2019 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and will be published by Red Hen Press in fall of 2021.
Rebecca Morgan Frank’s fourth collection of poems is Oh You Robot Saints! (Carnegie Mellon, 2021), which follows Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, The Spokes of Venus, and Little Murders Everywhere, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere, and her collaborations with composers are performed widely. She is the co-founder and editor of Memorious and serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Chicago where she teaches in Northwestern University’s MFA Program in Prose and Poetry.
Curated Conversation(s) is a collaboration between The Writer’s Center, Duende District, Poet Lore, and Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. This project is funded by the Poetry Foundation and the generosity of individual donors.