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Xánath Caraza

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-Mexican history, Latino pop culture, and the rhythmic language of the Aztecs, Nahuatl. In this interview at Mid-Continent's Woodneath Library Center for Park University's 2014 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, she talks about her ekphrastic poetry and ...

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    Junot Díaz

    With nearly a decade between his first collection, Drown and his follow-up novel...

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    Fred Arroyo and Richard Blanco

    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...

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Rich Smith, Marcus Myers, & Leah Sewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

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Midwest Poets Series Presents Alice Friman

Reading, Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014, 7 p.m., Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo. Award-winning poet and New Letters' contributor, Alice Friman will read her work at a Midwest Poets Series event. Visit our literary calendar for more details

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Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.