The Harman Writing Fellow Program


LaruieLaurie Ann Guerrero

Fall 2014 Writing Fellow


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. Winnder of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Guerrero was recently appointed by Mayor Julian Castro poet laureate of the city of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the nation. Guerrero's poetry and critical work have appeared in Huizache, Texas Monthly, Bellevue Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Texas Observer, Chicana/Latina Studies, Feminist Studies and others. Her latest collection, A Crown for Gumecindo, will be released by Aztlan Libre Press in Winter 2015.


On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Guerrero led a poetry writing workshop for students at Baruch college, during club hours. Students were thoroughly engaged and interested in Guerrero's writing process.











Laurie Ann Guerrero explaining her writing process.














A student enjoying the workshop.













Director of the Harman Program Prof. Bridgett Davis also attended the workshop.


Photo credit: Glenda Hydler


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