Sara Lupita Olivares discusses her debut poetry collection, Migratory Sound, with Iliana Rocha. [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.
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Sara Lupita Olivares is the author of Migratory Sound (The University of Arkansas Press), which was selected as winner of the 2020 CantoMundo Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Field Things (dancing girl press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times, Gulf Coast Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She currently lives in New Mexico where she is an assistant professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University.
Iliana Rocha is the 2019 winner of the Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry for her newest collection, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez, forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Karankawa, her debut, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). The recipient of a 2020 CantoMundo fellowship and 2019 MacDowell Colony fellowship, she has had work featured or forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, as well as Poetry, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Latin American Literature Today, and Blackbird, among others, and she serves as Poetry Co-Editor for Waxwing Literary Journal.
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.