Curated Conversation(s): Jacqueline Balderrama with Cynthia Hogue

Jacqueline Balderrama discusses her debut poetry collection, Now In Color, with Cynthia Hogue. Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a monthly interview with a Latinx poet who has recently published their first book. The debut poets themselves have selected their interlocutors.

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Jacqueline Balderrama is the author of Now in Color (Perugia Press, 2020) and the chapbook Nectar and Small (Finishing Line Press, 2019). She serves as a poetry editor for Iron City Magazine and has been involved in the Letras Latinas literary initiative, the ASU Prison Education Program, and the Wasatch Writers in the Schools. Currently, she’s pursuing her doctorate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah and works as the Vice-Presidential Administrative Assistant helping to coordinate the U’s Guest Writers Series and Authors in Schools events. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Poet Lore, and other journals.

Cynthia Hogue has published nine collections of poetry, including Revenance, listed as one of the 2014 “Standout” books by the Academy of American Poets, and In June the Labyrinth.  Hogue has published three books of translation (with Sylvain Gallais), including Fortino Sámano (The overflowing of the poem), from the French of Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy, which won the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.  Among Hogue’s honors are Fulbright and NEA Fellowships, and the Witter Bynner Translation Fellowship.  Hogue is the Inaugural Marshall Chair in Poetry Emerita Professor of English at Arizona State University.

Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a collaboration between The Writer’s Center, Duende District, Poet Lore, and Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. This project is funded by the Poetry Foundation and the generosity of individual donors.