Kenneth Chacón


Author's Bio

Kenneth Robert Chacón is a native of Fresno, California where he spent his youth involved in Thug Life. By the grace of God, he was able to get educated and escape the madness. Chacón teaches English and Chicano Studies at Fresno City College. His work has appeared in San Joaquin Review, In the Grove, Flies, Cockroaches, & Poets, Eastside Rose, Cimmaron Review, Poetry Quarterly, BorderSenses, Zetetic, & Huizache among others. His collection of poetry, The Cholo Who Said Nothing, was published in January 2017 by Turning Point. Chacón’s poetry deals with matters of social justice and poverty and faith and unashamedly tells the stories of the gangbanger, the addict, and others considered “flayed without hope.”

Publications & Prizes

The Cholo Who Said Nothing & Other Poems (Turning Point, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Andrés Montoya Memorial Scholarship

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Christian, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Mexican, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Incarcerated individuals, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Livermoore, CA, CA
Raised in: 
Fresno, CA, CA
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Last update: Aug 03, 2018