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Joaquín Zihuatanejo

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Catalog Number: 20190607, 20180928

Texas-born Joaquín Zihuatanejo is the only poet so far to win both the American Individual World Poetry Slam and the European World Cup of Poetry Slam. Hear his prize-winning "Poem for John" and readings from his sixth collection, Arsonist, published in 2018 after winning the Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize. He shares how this book came to be written after a Facebook message opened a portal into the life of his deceased father, and reads poetry about cultural archetypes, revealing his outlook on the world to an audience at the Kansas City Public Library.

| Interview Year: 2018 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Individual World Poetry Slam Winner, World Cup of Poetry Slam Winner |

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