Achiote Press Poetry Reading DEC 2:

Dear Achiote Press Friends,

You are invited to a poetry reading featuring 3 amazing poets (Lee
Herrick, Naomi Quinonez, and Hugo Garcia Manriquez) on December 2, 6
pm, at the Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall) on the UC
Berkeley Campus (campus map: http://berkeley.edu/map/maps/large_map.html).

This reading is part of the celebration of the Ethnic Studies
Department’s 40th anniversary. The event is free and there will be
refreshments. Please forward this email to any of your friends /
students who you think might be interested. Flyer is attached.

Sincerely,
The Editors

Author Bios:

Naomi Helena Quiñonez, mestiza poet and interdisciplinary scholar, has
written two collections of poetry: Hummingbird Dream/Sueño de Colibri
and The Smoking Mirror published by West End Press. Her forthcoming
collection of poetry is The Exiled Moon. Quiñonez co-edited a poetry
anthology, Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry, which received
the American Book Award and she recently co-edited Decolonial Voices:
Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century, a collection
of essays exploring new directions in Chicana/o cultural studies. She
currently teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco
State University. Her interdisciplinary work integrates history,
literature and feminist and gender studies with a specific focus on
women of color in the U.S. Quiñonez combines both her creative and
scholarly work to share ideas with a larger audience.

Lee Herrick is the author of This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech
Editions, 2007). He was born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted at ten
months. His poems have been published in ZYZZYVA, Berkeley Poetry
Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, MiPoesias, and The Bloomsbury Review,
among others, and in anthologies such as Seeds from a Silent Tree: An
Anthology of Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and
Rita, and Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great
Central Valley, 2nd Edition. He is the founding editor of In the
Grove and teaches at Fresno City College.

Hugo García Manríquez is the author of two books, No oscuro todavia
(2005), and Los materiales (2008). His work has appeared in Mandorla,
Damn the Caesars, New American Writing, and others. His translation of
William Carlos Williams´ poem, Paterson, will be published in Mexico
next year.

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