Poéticas para el Siglo XXI: A Poetry Forum at UT Austin
Mexi-versos: Mexican and Mexican American Poetic EncounterJacob Lenin Cárdenas Loya .
Óscar David López was born in Monterrey, México, in 1982. He is a writer and performer. He is the author of the books of poetry Roma (2009), Perro semihundido (2008), and Gangbang (2007). He also has published a novel entitled Nostalgia del lodo/La nostalgia de la boue (2005). In collaboration with RZKXPX, he has co-authored the EP The Gangbang Show (2008). Poet Oscar David López received the Premio Nacional de Poesía Joven Francisco Cervantes in 2009, and the Prix de la Jeune Littérature latino-américaine in 2004-2005. He has been a fellow at the Centro de Escritores de Nuevo León in 2005; and, in 2006, he was an artist in residence at the Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs de Saint Nazaire, France. In 2010, López produced ROMAAMOR. CAJA DELUXE, a project that brought together 30 Lectores Fílmicos, a literary, musical and visual art project that engages cinema as its primary source of aesthetic dialogue. Currently, he holds a fellowship from the Young Writers program of the National Endowment for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) from Mexico, for the years 2011 and 2012. His website is, http://oscardavidlopez.blogspot.com/.
Emmy Pérez is a poet and creative writing teacher, originally from Santa Ana, California. She is the author of a collection of poems, Solstice (Swan Scythe Press, 2003; 2nd ed. 2011). She holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Southern California. She has lived on the US-Mexico border, from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley, for over a decade. She has taught writing workshops in juvenile and adult detention centers, and currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at The University of Texas-Pan American. Poet Emmy Pérez has received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In 2009, she received the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, New York Quarterly, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press, 2011), The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2007), and other publications. Currently, she is a CantoMundo Poetry Fellow, a member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop, and a contributing editor for Texas Books in Review and The Writer's Chronicle.