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Sarah A. Chavez

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Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the chapbook, All Day, Talking published by Dancing Girl Press (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and Hands That Break & Scar (forthcoming, Sundress Publications, 2017). She holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Whitestag Press, Connotation Press, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Boiler Journal, So to Speak: Feminist Journal of Language and Art, among others. Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest. A selection from her chapbook manuscript All Day, Talking won the ...more

Small Press Fest, Live Music, & A Little Heart Opening

This weekend I went to this awesome new literary festival called Small Prestivus, books for the rest of us, a celebration of small presses. I had a BLAST! Fa-mazing writers, local food vendors, craft beers, and local music. The first day, all afternoon there were short readings on a stage ringed by the food vendors and authorand press tables, then in the evening there was a featured reading wit... Read more of this blog post »
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All Day, Talking

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Hands that Break and Scar

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"This inviting collection reveals Chavez's bi-cultural coming of age in California. In her vivid and lucid poems, she lets us watch her "Constructing Childhood" with a searing wisdom. I will reread this book."
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