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2010 Poets

Read Catherine Hammond's translations from the poetry of Olvido García Valdés

Brown LineBrenda CardenasApril 7 - Brenda Cárdenas presented by Bilingual Review Press
Brenda Cárdenas' book Boomerang is forthcoming from Bilingual Review Press, and her chapbook, From the Tongues of Brick and Stone, was published by Momotombo Press in 2005. She also co-edited the anthology Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001). Her poems have appeared in a range of anthologies and literary journals. She has recently been honored by being made the Milwaukee Poet Laureate for 2010-2012 and will begin this post in April. Cárdenas is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Read Cárdenas' work

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PompaApril 7 - Paul Martínez Pompa presented by Bilingual Press at ASU and Letras Latinas, University of Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies 
Paul Martínez Pompa earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Indiana University, where he served as a poetry editor for Indiana Review. His chapbook, "Pepper Spray," was published by Momotombo Press in 2006. In 2008, his first full-length collection, "My Kill Adore Him," was selected by Martin Espada as winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. He currently lives in Chicago and teaches at Triton College in River Grove, Ill.  Learn more about Pompa
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April 14 - Lisha Garcia 
Lisha Adela García is a bilingual, bicultural poet who has México, the United States and the land in between in her work. She has an MFA degree from Vermont College in writing and currently resides in Arizona. Garcia has a chapbook entitled, This Stone Will Speak, from Pudding House Press and her book, Blood Rivers, was a finalist for the Andres Montoya Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Garcia was a finalist in the Bodine-Brodinsky Prize from the Connecticut Poetry Society for her poem, A Woman’s Hands in a Time of War. She also has a Master's Degree in International Management from Thunderbird International School of Management. Read Garcia's poetry.
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April 21 - Kathleen Winter
Kathleen Winter’s poems have appeared in The New Republic, Field, Verse Daily, 32 Poems, The Cincinnati Review, Tin House, Memorious, Anti and other journals and anthologies. Her chapbook Invisible Pictures was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008. She has received poetry fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia G. Piper Center, and her work was selected by the city of Phoenix in 2010 for inclusion in its 7th Avenue Streetscape Public Art Project. Winter holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston College and the University of California, Davis. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and worked for a number of years in Sonoma and Napa counties, in northern California. After a career as a lawyer, Winter entered the MFA creative writing program at Arizona State University in Tempe, where she also teaches English composition and a creative writing workshop. When she is not in Arizona, she resides with her husband, Greg Campbell, in Glen Ellen, Calif. Read Winter's poetryBrown Line
Terry HummerApril 28 - T.R. Hummer 
T. R. Hummer graduated from the University of Utah with a Ph.D. He has been editor of many important literary magazines including Quarterly West, The Cimarron Review, The Kenyon Review, The New England Review and The Georgia Review. Bluegrass Wasteland: Selected Poems 1978-2003 draws on Terry Hummer's seven previous collections of poetry. His most recent book, The Infinity Sessions, uses the rhythms of jazz and blues. He also plays saxophone. Currently, T. R. Hummer is a Professor of English at Arizona State University. Read Hummer's poetry
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