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Yasmín Ramírez

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On this episode of Words on a Wire, host Daniel Chacón invites author Yasmín Ramírez into the Poets’ Cove. They discuss Yasmín’s memoir ¡Ándale, Prieta! (Lee and Low Books 2023), which secured a silver medal at the International Latino Book Awards. She also received Honorable Mention for the 2023 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature and earned a spot on the 2023 Top Ten List of the In the Margins YA Non Fiction Book Awards for the same work.

A Martha's Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow and recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award, Ramirez has gained notable recognition for her literary contributions. Serving as an Associate Professor at El Paso Community College, she actively contributes to the Borderplex arts community and holds a position on the advisory board for BorderSenses, a literary non-profit organization.

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Originally aired on March 10, 2024

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.