Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

San Antonio, TX 78214

Author's Bio

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet, freelance writer, and aspiring author. Her work focuses on Latinidad and faith. Her work can be found in On Being, The Rumpus, The Acentos Review, The Lookout Magazine, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, and more. She is a monthly contributor at The Mudroom and runs a regular blog at Follow her on Twitter at @CisnerosCafe.

Publications and Prizes

ALTARWORK, Rock & Sling, Sagebrush Review Literary Journal, Acentos Review, ZOUCH Magazine & Miscellany

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
Bone Black by bell hooks
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
A Beautiful Disaster by Marlena Graves
Favorite Books: 
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Water & Salt, and Mujerista Theology.
Favorite Authors: 
Currently, I am celebrating the work of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Jasminne Mendez, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
San Antonio, TX
Raised in: 
San Antonio, TX
From Testimonio of the Body, published by SheLovesMagazine, March 2018. You, like a Jasper stone, healer of duplicitous tongue. Courageous salt deposit – I find you unmoved, misshapen, borrowed from familiar words. Guided light, unmuted beneath my Lazarus shroud. Arisen from (d)(l)ust – sins of my foremothers. Spoken for, removed from implicit layered tierra firma. Kneaded bands of our stories smudged clay soul. How, like Mary, we wept.
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Last updated: Dec 10, 2018