Sergio TroncosoFiction, Essays and Articles
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20140502, 20130927
Sergio Troncoso discusses his journey from the small border town of Ysleta to his education at Harvard and eventually Yale, where he now teaches. His collection Crossing Borders: Personal Essays reveals a bit about his life on the Mexican-American border and how it varies from his current life in New York City, where he works to instill the same sense of hardworking determination in his two sons. Raised Catholic, he also looks at the border between religions, sharing some of the challenges he and his wife, who is Jewish, have faced. Troncoso also reads from his 2011 novel, From This Wicked Patch of Dust, and talks about his 2013 anthology of essays, Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence.
Originally from Xalapa, in Veracruz, Mexico, Xánath Caraza likes to use poetry to showcase some of Mexico’s linguistic and cultural diversity, drawing inspiration from Afro-M...
Part of UMKC's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2012, this public reading features writers of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, Richard Blanco (shown) and Fred Arroyo. Richard Blanco shares his experience growing up torn between C...
Kansas City Literary Events
This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.