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Carlos Fidel Espinoza

On this episode, host Daniel Chacón invites poet and writer Carlos Fidel Espinoza back into the Poets’ Cove to discuss his darkly humorous debut novel, The Sacred History of Braulio Cantero (Flowersong Press, 2023).

Espinoza’s writing and music has appeared on Vice, NPR, Words on A Wire, State of the Arts, and The Smithsonian Latino Center. You can read his writing in Acentos Review, Spry Literary Journal, Border Senses, Pilgrimage, and Shantih Literary Journal, among others.

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Originally aired on November 5, 2023

Daniel Chacón’s collection of stories, Unending Rooms, was the 2007 winner of the Hudson Prize. He has also been awarded the American Book Award, the Chris Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Southwest Book Award. His first collection of stories, Chicano Chicanery was a finalist in the Patterson Fiction Prize and his novel and the shadows took him is available from Simon and Schuster. His new book is a collection of stories called Hotel Júarez: Stories, Rooms and Loops. He’s a professor of Fiction Writing, Kafka, and Latino/a literature in the Creative Writing Department at UTEP.
Will Rose is a longtime technology and marketing executive based out of NYC and Texas. He is the co-founder of Words on a Wire’s publishing imprint, eRadical Books, and now spearheads marketing strategy for the Words on a Wire podcast. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer at the EdTech startup, Student Select, and as Head of Data Science at the artificial intelligence company, Harqen AI.
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