Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews UC Merced professor Manuel Martin-Rodríguez, and poets Sonia Gutiérrez, and Angel Sandoval on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5.
To Listen to the interview with ALTERNACTIVE PUBLICACTIONS publisher Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, and poets Sonia Gutiérrez, and Angel Sandoval, click onto the link:
Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Merced. His publications include a scholarly edition of Gaspar de Villagrá’s Historia de la nveva Mexico (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 2010), Gaspar de Villagrá: Legista, soldado y poeta (Universidad de León, 2009), Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature (University of New Mexico Press, 2003), Rolando Hinojosa y su “cronicón” chicano: Una novela del lector (Universidad de Sevilla, 1993), La voz urgente: Antología de literatura chicana en español (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995, 1999, and 2006), as well as numerous articles in edited volumes and journals, including PMLA, Modern Language Quarterly, The Bilingual Review, The Americas Review, La Palabra y el Hombre, Hispania, Revista Iberoamericana, Latin American Literary Review, REDEN, and Aztlán, among others. Martín-Rodríguez is also the publisher of alternative-publications, a virtual press that has published books by Latinos/as.
For more information about ALTERNACTIVE PUBLICACTIONS, please visit http://alternativepublications.ucmerced.edu.
Sonia Gutiérrez is a poet professor, who promotes social justice and human dignity. She teaches English Composition and Critical Thinking and Writing at Palomar College. Her bilingual poetry collection, Spider Woman/La Mujer Araña, is her debut 2013 publication. She is at work on her novel, Kissing Dreams from a Distance, among other projects. To learn more about Sonia, visit http://www.soniagutierrez.com.
Angel Sandoval was born and bred in Brawley, California, a small city in the Imperial Valley desert. He received his M.F.A. degree from San Diego State University (SDSU) and is currently an adjunct instructor at Imperial Valley College (IVC). He spends part of the time grading student papers–the other part he dedicates to creative writing.