Accomplished Chicana Poet Visiting CNM on Friday

Emmy Pérez, accomplished Chicana poet and writer, will read poetry and talk about her work on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 204, on Main Campus.
Accomplished Chicana Poet Visiting CNM on Friday

Jan 12, 2017

Her talk is sponsored by the Executive Council of Students and is being arranged by faculty member Rebecca Aronson on behalf of CNM’s English Department.

Pérez’s most recent book of poems, “With the River on our Face,” addresses issues of immigration and policies that impact the lives and environment along the Mexican-American border.

Pérez, who also published a poetry collection called “Solstice” (Swan Scythe Press), is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. In previous years, she received poetry fellowships from CantoMundo, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

She has also received the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award for her poetry and the James D. Phelan Award for her prose writing. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros for socially engaged writers. For more information, contact Aronson at .