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Laurie Anne Guerrero

Laurie Ann Guerrero, was born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio and received the Academy of American Poets Prize, among others, from Smith College. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and the International Latino Book Award for poetry, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was selected by Francisco X. Alarcón and released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Guerrero’s chapbook, Babies under the Skin (Panhandler Publishing 2007), won the Panhandler Chapbook Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. Her latest collection, A Crown for Gumecindo, was released by Aztlan Libre Press in the spring of 2015 and received the 2016 Institute of Texas Letters Award for poetry. Guerrero holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Smith College and an MFA in poetry from Drew University. In 2014, Guerrero and was appointed by former mayor, Julian Castro, Poet Laureate of the city of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the nation.  In May of 2015, Guerrero was appointed the 2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Texas by the 84th legislature of the state of Texas. Currently, she is the Literary Arts Director and Writer-in-Residence at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.