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News & Notes 7/31/18

Upcoming Event: Juliana Delgado Lopera

On August 2, 2018 Juliana Delgado Lopera (¡Cuéntamelo! Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants), will be performing her poetry at the Museum of the African Diaspora for the series Poets Speak: Community Voices 2018 (hosted by the Bay Area's Nomadic Press). During this series, she and other poets will reflect on the themes of MoAD's current exhibitions, After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art and Digitalia: Art & The Economy of Ideas, by reading and discussing original work in the galleries among the pieces that inspired them. The series culminates with an evening wine and performance by the participating poets on August 16.

Poets Speak: Community Voices 2018 August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94105


Author Update: Juliana Delgado Lopera

¡Cuéntamelo! Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants has won three wonderful prizes in 2018! A huge congratulations to Juliana, whose title has now won the following awards, which were announced this June:

  • Lambda Literary Award Winner, LGBTQ Anthology

  • Foreword Indies in Silver, LGBT Adult (Nonfiction)

  • Independent Publisher's Book Award, Gold, LGBT Nonfiction

Way to go, Juliana! Readers, if you work for a literary outlet and have an interest in reviewing this title, please email us at Thanks for your continued support and interest!


Author Updates: LeAnne Howe

LeAnne Howe (Chocktalking on Other Realities, and more) is a featured poet in the new anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, 2018) - the first comprehensive anthology of Native poets to be published in 30 years! (Also, in case you missed it, Publisher's Weekly had named Choctalking as one of its "10 Essential Native American Novels" back in February!) This book will include an excerpt of Savage Conversations (Coffeehouse Press, Forthcoming 2019), which Aunt Lute friends got a taste of when she read at our "Our Indigenous Flesh" event with ire'ne lara silva at Galeria de la Raza in 2015. Learn more about this anthology by reading this review by the Star Tribune.

Lastly, Kore Press, published a report of an AWP Panel that LeAnne Howe participated in, titled "Erasures, White Shame: We Need to Talk". This panel took place on March 3rd, and featured Howe, Natalia Treviño , Ching-In Chen, Wendy Barker, and Rita Dove. "Let me see here, white shame, white shame, white shame, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. No, I’ve never seen it," says Howe. Click here to read more.


Recent Author Events: ire'ne lara silva

On July 27, 2018 Austin-based poet ire'ne lara silva (flesh to bone, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands) participated in a night of poetry followed by an open-mic for El Tallercito's Writers Conference, where attendees were invited to "build literary citizenship in North Texas".

For more information visit the event Facebook page. ire'ne also moderated an event featuring Emmy Pérez (Imaniman), Leticia Urieta, Marilyse V. Figueroa, and Britt Haraway at Malvern Books in Austin, on July 23rd.



Aunt Lute has two new wonderful interns! Kayla Rogers is our Operations Intern, and Andrenne Harbin is or new Admin Intern. We're so glad our team has expanded! Interns are essential to keeping our small but mighty press running, and we're grateful to be working with these two badass women.

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