Laurie Ann Guerrero

Laurie Ann Guerrero holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Smith College and an MFA in poetry from Drew University.

She is the Writer-in-Residence & Literary Arts Director at the historic Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, where she will spearhead the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, founded in 1995 by Sandra Cisneros. In 2014, Guerrero and was appointed by former mayor, Julian Castro, Poet Laureate of the city of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the nation. In May of 2015, Guerrero was appointed the 2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Texas by the 84th legislature of the state of Texas.

Guerrero’s poetry and critical work have appeared in PoetryIndiana ReviewLuna LunaHuizacheTexas MonthlyBellevue ReviewBorderlands: Texas Poetry ReviewWomen’s Studies QuarterlyTexas ObserverChicana/Latina StudiesFeminist Studies and others. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was selected by Francisco X. Alarcón and released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Guerrero’s chapbook, Babies under the Skin (Panhandler Publishing 2007), won the Panhandler Chapbook Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. Her latest collection, A Crown for Gumecindo, was released by Aztlán Libre Press in the spring of 2015.

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