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Violeta Orozco

An internationally renowned Latina author from Mexico City, Violeta Orozco is a bilingual poet, performer and fiction writer who has earned numerous accolades for her two poetry collections in English: The Broken Woman Diaries, published in Washington State by Andante Books 2022, winner of the Rising Stars Award at the International Latino Book Award; and Stillness in the Land of Speed, published by Jacar Press in 2023, winner of the New Voices Poetry Award and a Pushcart nomination. She has received an honorific mention by the Academy of American Poets, the Juan Felipe Herrera Gold Medal for the best book of poetry in English among other international literary prizes.

Her fiction has received support from the Macondo Writers Workshop in Texas and the writing residency of the Community of Writers of the High Sierra in California. She is a member of the board of Circulo de Poetas and Writers in California and has published individual poems in magazines such as A Gathering of the Tribes online magazine, Chicana/Latina Journal, The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Harvard’s Palabritas, Label me Latina, Cloud Women’s Quarterly Journal, Xinachtli Journal, Snarl Journal, IceFloe Press, among many others.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. researching and translating Chicano and Latin American Literature, with a concentration in Creative writing at University of Cincinnati. In Mexico, the national university of Mexico recently published her first non-fiction collection of travel essays in Spanish Cómo recorrer una ciudad sin despertarla (UNAM 2023) She is also the translator of Sonia Gutiérrez’ novel Dreaming with Mariposas into Spanish.



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