Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

San Antonio, TX 78214

Author's Bio

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet, freelance writer, and storyteller. Her work focuses on faith and Latinidad. Her work can be found in On Being, The Rumpus, The Acentos Review, Lookout Magazine, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, and more. Her conferences and talks include, "A Theo(poet)ic Revolution: The Language of Liberation" at Women Doing Theology, and "Writing as Liberative Praxis: A Latina Narrative" at Gemini Ink Writers Conference. Her forthcoming work, "Coritos for Las de Afuera" is out of Routledge Press in Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity, edited by Grisel Y. Acosta. Further, her chapbook was published by FlowerSong Books titled, "Becoming Coztototl: poems by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros." She is a Jack Sr. and Doris McCord Smothers Scholar at Our Lady of the Lake University where she is in pursuit of an MA/MFA in English with emphases in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

In Touch
On Being


Coritos for Las de Afuera (Routledge Press, 2019)
Journals: ,
Bird's Thumb
Christianity Today
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Sagebrush Review Literary Journal
ZOUCH Magazine & Miscellany
Prizes won: 

Jack Sr. and Doris McCord Smothers Scholarship

2019 Award in Theopoetics

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Currently, I am celebrating the work of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
What I'm reading now: 
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan, Rain Scald by Tacey Atsitty, Bone Black by bell hooks, No One Cries When We Die by Patrick Reyes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
San Antonio, TX
Raised in: 
San Antonio, TX
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Last update: May 21, 2019