Author

Piyali Bhattacharya

Piyali Bhattacharya is a writer, editor, and writing instructor based in Nashville, TN where she is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and many others.

Dan Vera

Dan Vera’s a writer, editor, and literary historian. The author of two poetry collections: Speaking Wiri Wiri, inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight, his work has appeared in various publications and university curricula.

ire’ne lara silva

ire’ne lara silva lives in Austin, TX, and is the author of two chapbooks: ani’mal and INDíGENA. Her first collection of poetry, furia, was published by Mouthfeel Press in October 2010 and received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 International Latino Book Award in Poetry.

Nancy Agabian

Nancy Agabian was born in 1968 to Armenian American parents in Walpole, Massachusetts, where she grew up. In 1990, she moved to Los Angeles, where she started writing poetry in Michelle T. Clinton’s multicultural women’s poetry workshop at Beyond Baroque Literary/Art Center in Venice, CA.

Paula Gunn Allen

The daughter of a Laguna Pueblo, Sioux and Scottish mother, and a Lebanese-American father, Paula Gunn Allen was raised in a small New Mexican village. A major Native American poet, writer, lecturer, and scholar, Allen has won many awards, including the American Book Award and the Susan Koppleman Award.

Gloria Anzaldúa

Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana tejana-lesbian-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from South Texas. In addition to authoring Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (Aunt Lute, 1987), she was the editor of the critical anthology Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras (Aunt Lute, 1990) and co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (Persephone, 1981), winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award.

Merlinda Bobis

Merlinda Bobis, a Filipina-Australian writer and performer, swears by the joys of the palate and the senses. “It is not simply about consumption of food or words, but delight in all their possible evocations—it is, after all, a shame not to do justice to the little pink animal in the mouth.”

Sara Levi Calderón

Sara Levi Calderón was born and raised Jewish in México City. She married, gave birth to two children, got divorced, became a sociologist, and then fell in love and learned the wonders of becoming a lesbian.

DeeAnne Davis

DeeAnne Davis is published in various anthologies as a poet, but Aunt Lute published her first piece of fiction. She is an editor and writer of her own solo performance pieces. Davis has taught theatre workshops with youth, women, and low-income adults.

Carmen de Monteflores

Born near San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1933, Carmen de Monteflores came to the United States at age sixteen to study art at Wellesley College, where she received a B.A. in 1953.

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