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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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Roberto Quesada

ROBERTO QUESADA is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Big Banana (Arte Público Press, 1999), The Ships (Los barcos), and The Human and the Goddess (El humano y la diosa).  Born in Olanchito, Honduras, Quesada founded and, for several years, directed the literary magazine
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Mara Price

MARA PRICE  is a native of Mexico and now lives in Southern California. Mara is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and her work has been published in Iguana, a Spanish-language children’s magazine.  She is the author of Grandma’s Chocolate /
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Gerald E. Poyo

GERALD E. POYO, currently chair of the History Department at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, teaches courses in colonial and modern Latin American History as well as U.S. Ethnic and Immigration History and the History of Latino Communities in the United States. He is
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Stella Pope Duarte

STELLA POPE DUARTE is the author of three novels: If I Die in Juárez (University of Arizona Press, 2008), winner of the American Book Award; Let Their Spirits Dance (HarperCollins, 2002); and Fragile Night (Bilingual Review Press, 1997).  Que bailen sus espiritus, the Spanish
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Mary Helen Ponce

MARY HELEN PONCE is the author of The Wedding (Arte Público Press, 2008), a novel that centers on pachuco subculture in a post-World War II California barrio; a collection of stories, Taking Control (Arte Público Press, 1987); and her memoir of growing up as a Chicana in Southern
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John Pluecker

  JOHN PLUECKER received his undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies from Yale University and his master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Houston in 2007.  His fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as The Julie Mango, Picnic Altanoche,
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Miguel Piñero

MIGUEL PIÑERO (1946–1988) was a screenwriter, playwright, poet, and actor. He appeared in and wrote for the television series Miami Vice, and had writing credits for the Baretta Series and The Jericho Mile. As a playwright, he is best known for his controversial play Short Eyes,
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Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez

RAMÓN “TIANGUIS” PÉREZ is the author of Diario de un mojado (Arte Público Press, 2003), a memoir of his experiences as an illegal worker in the United States, which was translated into Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant (Arte Público Press, 1991) by Dick J. Reavis. 
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Alonso M. Perales

ALONSO M. PERALES, a Fulbright Scholar in Applied Linguistics, retired from the San Antonio School District after 35 years of service and was a senior lecturer at the universities of Quito, Guayaquil and El Salvador.  He studied folklore at the Universidad Autónoma de México and
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