ABOUT THE AUTHORS


José Angel Figueroa

José Angel Figueroa is best known for his poetry that reflects searing social commentary about cultural, gender, economic and political issues related to the Latino/a experience in the United States. He is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café. His books include Hypocrisy Held Hostage, Noo Jork, and East 110th Street, and his writings have been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals.

 

A Mirror In My Own Backstage and Un Espejo En Mi Propio Bastidor available on Amazon.

Magdalena Gómez

Photo: George Malave
Photo: George Malave

Magdalena Gómez is an award-winning performance poet, playwright and theater director. Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, a dramatization of her poems, was performed to critical acclaim of Off-Broadway  and West Coast audiences. Her work has been widely performed and anthologized. Ms. Gómez is co-founder of Teatro V!da and founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group.

 

Shameless Woman is available on Amazon.

Photo: JA Figueroa
Photo: JA Figueroa

Iris Morales is an educator and lifelong community activist. Her writings have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she is the writer, producer, and co-director of the award-winning film, ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords, which premiered on public television and has screened across the United States and the Caribbean.

 

Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords is available on Amazon.

Carmen Rivera

Carmen Rivera's plays have been widely performed and presented in diverse venues such as the Latino Experimental Fantastic Theatre (L.E.F.T., Founding Member); The Women’s Project & Productions; New Perspectives Theatre; La Mama E.T.C.; The Nuyorican Poet’s Café; Aaron Davis Hall; and at festivals in Moscow, Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Bolivia, among many others.

 

Julia de Burgos: Child of Water is available on Amazon.


Felix Rojas

 

Felix Rojas is a writer, director and producer who has written several plays and a feature film presented at venues throughout New York.

 

Growing Up Gonzales is available on Amazon.