Author: B V Olguin

B.V. Olguín was born into a proletarian family and raised in the eastside barrio of Magnolia in Houston, Texas. He was an undefeated amateur boxer, and has worked as a unionized grocery worker, construction worker, prison educator, volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, and university professor. He received a BA from the University of Houston, and an MA and PhD from Stanford University. Olguín was a member of the 37th, 38th, 39th and 40th contingents of the Venceremos Brigade. He is also active in community journalism and prisoner rights struggles. He is a member of the Macondo Writer's Workshop, and is the author of Red Leather Gloves (Hansen in 2014), a collection of poetry. Olguín's poetry has been published in numerous journals, including Borderlands, Callaloo, and North American Review. B.V. Olguín is currently an Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre
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At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre

Aztlan Libre Press

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís Rodriguez, Martín Espada, Roberto Vargas and other politically-engaged writers, B.V. Olguín has written a lyric testament to the resilience of th...

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