Arte Público Press

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

TOMÁS YBARRA-FRAUSTO is the co-editor of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume VIII (Arte Público Press, 2009). An independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and cultures, he is the former associate director for Creativity and Culture at the
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Jose Yglesias

The fiction of JOSE YGLESIAS (1919-1995) includes the novels Tristan and the Hispanics (Arte Público Press, 2003), Home Again (Arte Público Press, 2002), Double Double (Arte Público Press, 2000), The Truth About Them (Arte Público Press, 1999), Break-In (Arte Público Press,
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Bob Ybarra

BOB YBARRA is the author of My Demons Were Real: Constitutional Lawyer Joseph Calamia’s Journey (Arte Público Press, 2010). A retired career diplomat and journalist, he worked for 27 years for the International Boundary and water Commission. Prior to that, he was a reporter and
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Ricardo Means Ybarra

RICARDO MEANS YBARRA was born and raised in the hills of Silver Lake and Echo Park, the inspiration for many of his poems and novels.  He was the first in his family to graduate from a university, the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in Latin
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Victor Villaseñor

VICTOR VILLASEÑOR, born in the barrio of Carlsbad, California in 1940, was raised on a ranch four miles north of Oceanside, where he resides today. Since his parents were born in Mexico, Villaseñor spoke only Spanish until he began school. After years of facing language and
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Evangelina Vigil-Pinon

EVANGELINA VIGIL-PIÑÓN continually reinvents herself as a writer, singer, and journalist.  Through each of these separate identities weave the commonality of her cultural heritage and her interests, allowing each art to overlap and synthesize into an extraordinary creativity.
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Gloria Velásquez

GLORIA L. VELÁSQUEZ is an internationally acclaimed author who holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Latin American and Chicano Literatures. Velásquez is the author of two collections of poetry, I Used to Be a Superwoman (Arte Público Press, 1994) and Xicana on the Run
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Luis Valdez

  LUIS VALDEZ, the leading Latino playwright in the United States and one of Hollywood’s outstanding Latino directors, is acknowledged as the founder of modern Chicano theater and film. He was born to migrant farm workers and spent his early life traveling with his family
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Sergio Troncoso

SERGIO TRONCOSO  is the author of five books. He co-edited Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence (Arte Público Press, 2013), a collection of essays on how the bi-national, bi-cultural life along the U.S.-Mexico border has been disrupted by recent drug violence.
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Jesús Salvador Treviño

 JESÚS SALVADOR TREVIÑO is an award-winning filmmaker, renowned for his pioneering films of the Chicano experience.  His early documentaries such as Yo Soy Chicano, Raza Unida, and América Tropical and the television series he produced, such as Ahora! and Acción Chicano, helped
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