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Marie Delgado Travis

Author's Bio

Marie Delgado Travis is proud of her Nuyorican roots. She worked in Advertising / Marketing for 20+ years and has earned Masters Degrees in Literature and Law and is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts (Antioch U Los Angeles). A Post 9/11 writer, Marie has won numerous awards for her poetry and prose in English and Spanish. Most recently, she was named AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, 2010 Houston Hispanic Book Festival. Her new poetry book, WHAT IF..., magically illustrated by artist John Rivera, humorously probes what would happen if all the magicians in the world suddenly quit. Marie lives in Houston, TX with her husband, Ed, a retired attorney.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
What If... (Lulu Press, 2010), Prentice Hall Literature Grade 9 (Student and Teachers' Editions) (Prentice Hall, 2009)
Anthologies:
Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (Houston Poetry Festival, 2009), Sopa de Pollo para el Alma Latina (Editorial Aguilar , 2008), Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (Houston Poetry Festival, 2007), Across the Long Bridge: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry (Tom Howard Books, 2006), Across the Long Bridge: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry (Tom Howard Books, 2006), Across the Long Bridge: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry (Tom Howard Books, 2006), Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul (Health Communications Inc., 2005)
Journals:
Ardent!, Birds By My Window:Willow Tree Poems, Languageandculture.net, Long Story Short, Lucidity, Sol Magazine, Spiky Palm, Taj Mahal Review
Prizes:
Honorable Mention (Best Poetry Book in Spanish) for her bilingual poetry collection, LA VENTANA / THE WINDOW, International Latino Book Awards (2007); Honorable Mention (Best Poetry Book in English) for her poetry chapbook in English, MIRACLES, now part of her full-length collection, BLOSSOM, International Latino Book Awards (2008). First Place, Manuscript Contest (Memoir), San Miguel Workshops, San Miguel Allende, MX (2008). 2ND Prize and two Commended Poems, Tom Howard / John H. Reid Poetry Contest (2005); Two Most Highly Commended Poems, Tom Howard / John H. Reid Poetry Contest (2009); Juried Poet, Houston Poetry Fest (2007 and 2009) "Spotlighted Poet," Lucidity: Journal of Verse (2006), among others.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
THE ART OF TIME IN MEMOIR by Swen Birkerts, MAX PERKINS: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg, RUNNING IN THE FAMILY by MIchael Ondaatje, BLACK LIKE ME by John Howard Griffin, THE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY by Phillip Lopate, Editor

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Listing last updated: April 2, 2010

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Hispanic
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Spanish
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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