August 20, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Meditación Fronteriza by Norma Elia Cantú is a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards Juan Felipe Herrera Poetry Book section! At the Virtual Awards Ceremony on September 12, the first, second, and honorable mention will be announced. The virtual and free program starts with entertainment at 2:30pm Pacific Time and the ceremony begins at 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Visit the International Latino Book Awards website for more details.
“Again, healer, teacher, foremother Norma Cantú stitches together the art of documentation. Here, she weaves together mediations on the literal/spiritual/intellectual/metaphorical borderlands. A gathering of love poems carving a space to grieve and to celebrate, these poems honor the land, the people in it, and women’s bodies in bloom and in decay in all the places we exist and in all our forms—algebra teachers and poets and pecan shellers and lovers. Like the tendrils of a vine, each poem sprouts its own delicate truth.”—Laurie Ann Guerrero
Norma E. Cantú is a scholar-activist who currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University. She is founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa. She has published fiction, poetry, and personal essays in a number of venues.
Congratulations on this wonderful news, Norma!