Join us in celebrating the launch of Christopher Carmona’s new poetry collection, 140: Twitter Poems (bilingual edition, translated by Gerald Padilla). This book is a collection of 140 poems written over 140 days, covering the space of December 1, 2015 to April 12, 2016. Each poem represents a reflection of the day it was written and speaks of the social and political fervor of the day.
Christopher Carmona is the author of The Road to Llorona Park, which won the 2016 NACCS Tejas Best Fiction Award and was listed as one of the top 8 Latinx books in 2016 by NBCNews. He was the inaugural writer-in-residence for the Langdon Review Writers Residency Program in 2015. He has three books of poetry: 140 Twitter Poems, I Have Always Been Here, and beat. He co-edited The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with Chuck Taylor and Rob Johnson and Outrage: A Protest Anthology about Injustice in a Post 9/11 World with Rossy Evelin Lima. He has also co-written Nuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Poetics. Currently, he is co-editing Outrage: Witness and Silence and is working on a bilingual series of YA novellas entitled El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande. Book One will be published in 2018 by Jade Press.