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Demetria Martinez

Poetry, Essays & Articles

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20100430

Known for her journalistic investigations in the 1980s into stories about El Salvadoran refugees, Demetria Martinez is a fearless writer. Winner of the 2006 International Latino Book Award for her collection of essays and poems called Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana, Demetria Martinez shares some of her stories about her life.  She reads from this book and her books of poetry, Breathing Between the Lines and The Devil’s Workshop: Poems.

| Subject Matter: Journalism, Investigative Writing, Chicana | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry, Essays & Articles | Awards: 2006 International Latino Book Award |

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