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Woven Voices: Gloria Vando & Anika Paris

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20130322, 20121012

Award winning Poet Gloria Vando—daughter of poet, playwright, and actress Anita Velez-Mitchell and mother to poet and musician Anika Paris—grew up both a part of and apart from the two worlds of New York and Puerto Rico. The trio published Woven Voices: Three Generations of Puertoriquena Poets Look at their American Lives. Vando and Paris talk about the poetry collection, history and longing, and the family’s creative contributions in the production of the musical drama, Temple of the Souls.

| Subject Matter: Latino, Family, The Writers Place, Anita Velez-Mitchell | Interview Year: 2012 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2012 Hola Award |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.