Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. There's really no literal translation of "Quiéreme;" it's in between "like me" and "love me" but, unlike in English, the verb does all the work—it's all in one word: a command packed with feeling; a want; a little ball full of longing. And that's basically what this book is: a little thing full of longing (and essays). In Spanglish. From loving imaginary people in Catholic school, to waiting for a lover's tears at the airport, to documenting post-breakup grief, Quiéreme is a call on all the lingering ghosts of loving.
Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, oral-historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark-Gross Novel award, she's the author of ¡CUÉNTAMELO! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants and QUIÉREME (Nomadic Press, 2017). She's received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation and The SF Grotto, and an individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in Four Way Review, Foglifter, The Bold Italic, Revista Canto, and SF Weekly among others. She's performed in countless venues around the West Coast and lectured at San Francisco State University, Wayward Writers and 826 Valencia. She's the executive director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary non-profit in San Francisco.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA