Saturday, May 26, 2012

Latino/a Art Now: 2013/Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize Initiative

A few weeks ago, I attended a planning session for the next Latino/a Art Now conference—slated for the the Fall of 2013 in Washington, D.C. What makes this one special is that it coincides with, and will be tied to, a special exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Latino/a Art Now is held every two years and the last one took place in Los Angeles, where “Untitled” by Malaquias Montoya was unveiled, which launched the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize Initiative. Below is an alphabetized gallery of those poets and writers who have stepped to the plate, so far, and have had their picture taken with the print. The money will help underwrite the co-publication of colon-ization by Andrés Montoya, edited by Daniel Chacón, introduced by Sasha Pimentel-Chacón, forthcoming by Bilingual Press. Proceeds from the sale of this print will also help ensure the long-term sustainability of the Prize AND (this is new): help underwrite a one-day symposium on Andrés Montoya—upon the publication of the new book. Please consider becoming a part of this gallery:
Francisco X. Alarcón
Francisco Aragón
Fred and Charles Arroyo
Richard Blanco
Daniel Chacón
Sandra Cisneros
Silvia Curbelo
Blas Falconer
José B. González
Lorraine L. López
Manuel Paul López
Valerie Martínez
Paul Martínez Pompa
Benjamín Alire Saenz
John Phillip Santos
Emma Trelles


not pictured:

Eduardo C. Corral
who acquired a print,
but who has not yet been photographed with it.

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