Arte Público Press

Marion Oettinger, Jr

MARION OETTINGER, JR. is the author of Folk Treasures of Mexico: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection (Arte Público Press, 2010).  Oettinger is the Betty and Bob Kelso Director of the San Antonio Museum of Art and is a cultural anthropologist specializing in Latin America. Click
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Alejandro Morales

ALEJANDRO DENNIS MORALES, the son of Mexican immigrants, was born in Montebello, California and lived his childhood years in the adjacent community of Simons, the company town of the Simons Brick Yard #3. He earned his B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles, and an
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Pat Mora

Award-winning author of poetry, nonfiction, and children’s books, PAT MORA promotes connecting communities through literature and literacy. A native of El Paso, the border city to which her grandparents came during the Mexican Revolution, she speaks often at conferences,
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Nicholasa Mohr

NICHOLASA MOHR was born in Manhattan’s El Barrio in New York of Puerto Rican parents. Her father died when she was in grammar school leaving her mother with seven children. Mohr was the youngest child, and, by the time she went to kindergarten, her eldest brother had taught her
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Marcos McPeek Villatoro

A “Latino Southerner!”  That’s the label MARCOS MCPEEK VILLATORO opts for. His mother immigrated to the United States from El Salvador after World War II and moved to the South after her marriage. McPeek Villatoro grew up on the West Coast and in the Appalachian
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Graciela Limón

A Mexican-American native of Los Angeles, GRACIELA LIMÓN began writing late in life. Although she dreamed of becoming a novelist from an early age, her dreams of creative writing had faded by the time she reached college. “It was almost as if every time I read a masterpiece
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Luis Leal

LUIS LEAL (1907 – 2010) was a renowned historian and critic of Mexican and Chicano literature. A professor at the University of Illinois and the University of California, Santa Barbara for over 50 years, UCSB honored him by naming the first chair in the United States
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Tato Laviera

JESÚS “TATO” LAVIERA (1950-2013) was a poet, playwright, novelist and community advocate. Born in Puerto Rico, he was raised in the Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or Loisaida. He is generally acknowledged to be the best selling Hispanic poet in the United States. He performed his
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Rolando Hinojosa

ROLANDO HINOJOSA, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of the Klail City Death Trip Series of novels, which examine relations between Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans in the fictional Rio Grande Valley
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Alberto Hidalgo-Robert

ALBERTO HIDALGO-ROBERT is the author of Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory over Obesity (Piñata Books, 2012), a timely memoir about a young adult’s battle with weight. In an absorbing account of his personal struggle, Hidalgo-Robert writes about his life from the low point of his
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