Laurie Ann Guerrero


San Antonio, TX 78214

Author's Bio

Poet Laureate of the state of Texas, Laurie Ann Guerrero is the author of three poetry collections, Babies under the Skin, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, and A Crown for Gumecindo. Guerrero's work has appeared in Poetry, Indiana Review, Huizache, Texas Monthly, Bellevue Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Feminist Studies, and others. She is the Writer-in-Residence & Literary Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio and Director of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. She holds a BA in English from Smith College and an MFA in poetry from Drew University.

Publications & Prizes

Texas Poetry Calendar 2008 (Dos Gatos Press, 2007)
The Weight of Addition: An Anthology of Texas Poetry (Mutabilis Press, 2007)
Texas Poetry Calendar 2007 (Dos Gatos Press, 2006)
Voices Along the River (San Antonio Poetry Fair, 2002)
A Crown for Gumecindo (Aztlan Libre Press, 2015)
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013)
Babies Under the Skin (Panhandler Press, 2007)
Journals: , , , ,
Feminist Studies
Global City Review
Literary Mama
Meridians Feminism, Race, Transnationalism
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Palo Alto Review
Women's Studies Quarterly
Prizes won: 

Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, 2012
Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, 2013
International Latino Book Award, 2014
Helen C. Smith Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 2015

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Feminist, Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Born in: 
San Antonio
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San Antonio, TX
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Last update: Oct 03, 2016