Arte Público Press

January 15, 2014

Virgil Suarez

VIRGIL SUÁREZ, the only son of a pattern-cutter and piecemeal seamstress working the sweatshops, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962 and raised in the United States since 1974. Suárez is the holder of an MFA in Creative Writing (1987) from Louisiana State University where he studied
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Rosario Sanmiguel

ROSARIO SANMIGUEL, a native of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the author of a novel, Árboles o apuntes de viaje (PuenteLibre Editores, 2006), and a collection of stories, Callejón Sucre y otros relatos (Ediciones del Azar, 1994), which was published in a bilingual
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René Saldaña, Jr.

RENÉ SALDAÑA, JR. grew up in Nuevo Peñitas in deep South Texas, a stone’s throw from the Rio Grande. He didn’t know it then, but the humdrum of his everyday life would become fodder for his semi-autobiographical novel for young readers, The Jumping Tree (Delacorte, 2001). The
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Arturo Rosales

DR. ARTURO ROSALES was born in Fresno, California when his Arizona-based family was working there temporarily in agriculture.  They returned to Arizona when he was one year old.  Moreover, his ancestry goes back to the Tubac area before Mexico became independent from Spain –
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Christina Rodriguez

Born to multicultural parents overseas, CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ grew up as a military “brat” and loved to read, draw, and paint.  A good book and her art supplies were always on hand as she moved from place to place.  Christina excelled in her studies and later attended the Rhode
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Rafael Rivera, Jr.

RAFAEL RIVERA, JR. was born and raised in the Bronx, the setting for Baseball on Mars / Béisbol en Marte (Piñata Books, 2009).  He is a New York City firefighter stationed in Spanish Harlem.  He has two young daughters with whom he hopes to build rocket ships.  He is a lifelong
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Tomás Rivera

TOMÁS RIVERA (1935-1984) was born to a family of migrant farm workers in the South Texas town of Crystal City. In spite of moving constantly to work the crops, Rivera managed to graduate from high school. He went on to obtain a degree in English from Southwest Texas State
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Carmen Rivera

  Carmen S. Rivera is an associate professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Wingate University, where she teaches Spanish language and literature and Latino literature.  Born and educated in Puerto Rico, she received a Ph.D. in Comparative
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Beatriz Rivera

BEATRIZ RIVERA cleverly conveys the experience of the Latina woman attempting to reconcile her heritage and her existence within the greater construct of the American society in her short stories and novels.  Rivera’s characters draw from their distinctive backgrounds to forge a
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Manuel Ramos

MANUEL RAMOS, an attorney who also has taught Chicano literature courses at Metropolitan State College of Denver, is the author of several crime fiction novels. He was born in Florence, Colorado. One of his grandfathers was a coal miner and the other a veteran of the Pancho
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