Monday, October 05, 2015

Un Poco De Todo

Xánath Caraza




*Please Circulate Widely*


National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco


Description of Award:


NACCS-Tejas invites nominations and submissions for its 2016 NACCS-Tejas Poetry Book Award. The 2016 NACCS Tejas Award for Non-Fiction Book Committee will consider any book published in 2015 in Texas or elsewhere. We welcome full-length collections of poems. We will recognize an outstanding work of poetry that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican-American and/or Chicana/o experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas Foco annual conference to be held at Lone Star College–Kingwood in Houston, Texas, February 18-20, 2016. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per press or on the number of individuals—authors or readers—who can nominate a text. Books previously nominated for this award are not eligible. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NACCS-Tejas Foco members.


Procedure for Nominations:

Publishers or authors wishing to submit books for consideration should send a copy of the book to each of the committee members at the addresses below by the deadline of November 15, 2015. Nominations should include a submission cover letter, including the name of the author, the title of the book, press, and the date of publication.


All nominations must be received (not postmarked) by December 15, 2015.

For additional information, you may contact the Committee Chair Christopher Carmona at


Committee Members


Christopher Carmona

939 W. De Soto Ave.

Alamo, TX 78516


Isaac Chavarría

608 N. Linares St.

Alton, TX 78573



Rossy Evelin Lima

700 Ciro St.

Donna, TX 78537






Call for Papers University of North Georgia 2016 Arts and Letters Conference
                                                  February 26-28, 2016
                                                      Culture and Place

The 2016 University of North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference will explore the intersection of culture and place. Place is more than location—it is people, it is material, it is climate, it is culture. Places are made through human practices and institutions and are specifically designed and constructed to evoke memories, trigger identities, and embody histories in material form. Thus, the creation of place assigns meaning and helps to define who we are, and often, who we are not. We must ask not just how places come to be, but how and why they are important for social processes, cultural practices, and historical change. How do these connections play out? Are culture and place best understood as two separate entities, or as two dynamically related processes that are best understood through each other?

This interdisciplinary conference will take up these questions and others concerning culture and place. We welcome proposals from all disciplines on a wide range of topics. Possible themes include (but are not limited to):
How have climate, topography, etc., intersected with culture to shape political movements and/or the histories of states?

How have culture and place intersected to produce or perpetuate forms of (intersecting) oppression?

In what ways do culture and place intersect to produce conceptions of “natural” and “normal”?

How do the intersections of culture and place affect or produce notions of objectivity and subjectivity?

What is there to discover in the intersections of culture and place in music, literature, art, science, mathematics, history, philosophy, etc.?

How do places and material forms intersect with social practices, social structures, norms, values, power and inequality?

How does material culture shape and reflect place?

What is the relationship between travel, culture, and place?

How are places made and shaped through cultural practices and cultural forms (such as tourism, development, popular culture, material culture, the environment, etc.)?

How are race, history, power, politics, memory, and culture emplaced?

A CFP will go out at a later time for an edited volume on the conference theme. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome.

Please submit the following

An abstract of 300-400 words
Five Key Words
A brief biography


by October 9th, 2015.

When submitting a proposal for a Panel, please indicate the names of all the panelists under “Presenter Information” and please upload abstracts for each panelist with a space between each.

Contact Sara Mason or
George Wrisley with questions.



Ayúdanos a hacer de este festival una realidad.

Cada dólar es una gran contribución.

Latino Poets NY está preparando el cuarto Festival Latinoamericano de Poesía que se celebrará en la ciudad de Nueva York desde 11 hasta 13 noviembre, 2015. Poetas de gran trayectoria y calidad literaria compartirán su poesía en escuelas, universidades, cafés y centros comunitarios y librerías. Latino Poets NY se enorgullece en anunciar que durante tres años consecutivos hemos sido capaces de mantener festivales exitosos.

LPFNY también publica la antología Festival Latinoamericano de Poesía, un libro que incluye poemas de todos los poetas participantes.

Hoy, le pedimos a ser parte de este esfuerzo. Su generosa donación hará posible continuar la promoción del uso del español a través de la lectura y la escritura de la poesía.

¡Muchas gracias!

¿Nos ayudas compartiendo esta campaña?

Karla Coreas
Latino Poets NY




Finally, soon to be released my new bilingual book of poetry, Ocelocíhuatl (Mouthfeel Press, 2015), translated by Sandra Kingery.  Here is a sneak preview of a detail of the art for the cover by the amazing Los Ángeles artist, Pola Lopez.  More to come soon.  Viva la poesía!


Ocelocíhuatl by Xánath Caraza (Mouthfeel Press, 2015)



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