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Marinieves Alba

 MARINIEVES ALBA is a Puerto Rican/Panamanian activist, producer and writer, who has worked in the arts, and youth and community development throughout the United States and Latin America for over 15 years.  Marinieves has dedicated her life to exploring and nurturing the
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Olga Berrocal Essex

OLGA BERROCAL ESSEX was born and reared in Panama City, Panama. She is a graduate of the Instituto Pan-Americano, received an Associate of Arts degree in Drama and Literature from the Institute of Fine Arts and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Panama.
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Maria Colleen Cruz

MARIA COLLEEN CRUZ is the author of Border Crossing (Piñata Books, 2003), her first book of fiction for young adults. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, where she is the Senior Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Cruz holds a B.A. in Creative
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Amy Costales

AMY COSTALES learned her first words of Spanish on her grandfather’s lap. He was a teller of tall tales who created a fantasy world about Spain and Cuba. When her family moved to Spain when she was a child, Grandpa’s fantasy world became hers. Spain captivated her. To this day
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Sarah Cortez

SARAH CORTEZ‘s debut collection of poetry,  How To Undress A Cop (Arte Público Press, 2000), brings the world of street policing to the reader in a way that poet-reviewer Ed Hirsch describes as “nervy, quick-hitting, street-smart, sexual.”  Winner of the 1999 PEN Texas
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Celia Correas de Zapata

CELIA CORREAS DE ZAPATA, poet, critic, and essayist, is the editor of numerous anthologies of Latin American literature, including Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real (Arte Público Press, 1990), Detrás de la reja (Monte Avila, 1980), Tiempo ajeno
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Lucha Corpi

LUCHA CORPI is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, and children’s book author. She is the author of several mystery novels published by Arte Público Press: Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery (Sept. 2009), Eulogy for a Brown Angel (2002), Black Widow’s Wardrobe
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Jonathan Coombs

JONATHAN COOMBS, a video game artist and illustrator of Do You Know the Cucuy?/¿Conoces al cucuy?, lives and works in Utah.  This is his first children’s book. Click here to view Jonathan Coomb’s books published by Arte Público Press
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Roberta Collier-Morales

ROBERTA COLLIER-MORALES is the illustrator of Salsa (Piñata Books, 2009). She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
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Lilian Colón-Vilá

LILLIAN COLÓN VILÁ is a bilingual education teacher currently living in Florida.  She has a bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University.  Although Sals
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