On Lineage & History: Featuring Janel Pineda & Ignacio Carvajal
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About the Event
Poets and literary historians, Janel Pineda, author of Lineage of Rain, and Ignacio Carvajal, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, come together to exchange stanzas, ancestral lineage, and the importance of their voices in this nation. Together, they will share a collaborative digital archive of work and offer a conversation on how to continue to share their histories beyond the page.
About the Writers: Janel Pineda is a Los Angeles-born Salvadoran poet, educator, and the author of Lineage of Rain (Haymarket Books, 2021). A first-generation college graduate, she earned a BA in English from Dickinson College, where she was a Posse Scholar. Pineda has performed her poetry internationally in both English and Spanish, and been published in LitHub, PANK, The BreakBeat Poets, Vol. 4: LatiNext, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the U.S., among others. She is a part of the editorial team that founded La Piscucha Magazine, a multilingual arts, literature, and culture magazine created by Salvadoran writers. Since her involvement with the 2018 Radical Roots Delegation, Pineda is also a member of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). She holds an MA in Creative Writing and Education from Goldsmiths, University of London, as a Marshall Scholar.
Ignacio Carvajal was born in Costa Rica. His bilingual collection Plegarias won first place in the contest Poetic Bridges by Casa Cultural de las Américas and the University of Houston and was published in 2019. His poetry and translations have appeared in places like Acentos Review, Rio Grande Reivew, North Dakota Quarterly, Infrarrealista Review, and Vagabond City, as well as the anthologies The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States and No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant and First Generation American Poetry. Ignacio is assistant professor of Latin American literatures and cultures at the University of Kansas, where he also teaches K’iche’. You can follow him on twitter @carvajalregidor or instagram @ignacio_carvajal_poesia.
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