Demetria MartinezPoetry, 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.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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