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- December 24
Xánath Caraza (Xalapa, México) has been named Latinostories.com's best "new" artist to read this year. She is a traveler, educator, and writer. She has authored the short story collection What the Tide Brings In (2013, Mouthfeel Press), the book of poetry Conjuro(2012, Mammoth Publications) and the ekphrastic poetry collection Corazón Pintado (2012, TL Press).
Caraza writes the Letras Latinas and Periódico de Poesía column "US Latino Poets en español". Her Day of the Dead Art has been exhibited at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. She has won the Ediciones Nuevo Espacio short story contest and was a finalist in 2008 for the John Barry Award. She is a lecturer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has taught in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and China.
Sponsored by International Languages & Cultures, Raíces Hispanas, and DeSousa Brent Program.