¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Due for Publication March 30th
Yes. There has been a delay, but it’s coming. ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America will publish and be available for sale on March 30th on Amazon.com. It’s a 300 page issue filled with interviews, essays, poetry, artwork and translations, that’s worth the wait!
Nancy Mercado, guest editor of this issue, did an excellent job pulling this issue together. Besides interviews with Esmeralda Santiago, Oscar Hijuelos, Gary Soto, Junot Díaz, and Nelly Rosario; and we have tons of essays by Lyn Di Iorio, Meg Petersen, José Angel Figueroa, Adriana Páramo, Andrea O’Reilly Herrera and Gizella Menses; with articles by Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Myrna Nieves, Mayra Santos-Febres, Edwin Torres and Sonia Rivera.
The cover is by Goni Nontes, a Puerto Rican-born artist currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. We decided to do something a little different: a digital/manga-type cover that presents U.S. Latinos in different shapes, sizes and colors.
Stay tune for updates and upcoming readings and events!