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Poetry Foundation Honors Poets Sandra Cisneros and Elizabeth Acevedo

Sofía Aguilar
Dominican American writer Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet X as the first woman of color to win the prize in its 83-year history. The British literary award goes to...
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Ada Limón is First Chicana Poet to be Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Sofía Aguilar
The writing and publishing industries have always been a white man’s game, which is why it’s so great to see Latinas still making strides—not to mention making history. In 2021, Natalie Diaz became the first Latina poet to win the...
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15 Must-Read Poetry Collections by Latinas in Honor of National Poetry Month

Sofía Aguilar
April marks an important month for poetry lovers, readers, and writers—National Poetry Month! The month-long celebration was originally created by the Academy of American Poets to recognize the importance of poets in our culture and everyday lives. It has been...
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Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s ‘Dreaming of You’ Explores Selena Nostalgia, Idolatry and Latinidad

Laysha Macedo
Poet and writer Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an unstoppable force within the poetry world. Throughout her career, her poetry has captured intimate, yet relatable experiences centered around her Latina identity, most notably her poetry chapbook, peluda. The Guatelombian (Guatemalan-Colombian) poet went...
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Natalie Diaz is First Latina Poet to Win Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Collection “Postcolonial Love Poem”

Virginia Isaad
We are 60 million strong in the U.S. but we are still celebrating Latinas making history in all industries, like when Colombian-American educator Juliana Urtubey became the first Latina since 2005 to be named National Teacher of the Year. Now...
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7 Latina Poets Amplifying Latinidad that You Need to Read Right Now

Pamela Avila
Poetry has the ability to challenge the status quo, to help its readers make sense of the world and their humanity, and ultimately, poetry changes the world we live in and how we view it. Latin American poets through the...
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Yesika Salgado Talks Love, Loss, and Gentrification in New Poetry Book

Virginia Isaad
Yesika Salgado‘s signature curls, bold lipstick, and acrylic nails exude confidence and when she felt lost and frustrated while developing her latest poetry collection, she let that persona shine through. The Los Angeles writer attributes the direction of her latest...