Latino/a Poets Roundtable: Part 2

The second part of Poetry Society of America’s Latino/a roundtable focuses on each poet’s favorite Latinx writers, finding voices that resemble their own experiences, and the “narrowly defined paradigm” of styles allowed for Latinx writers in publications. Tejada notes in this discussion that a preconceived “formal plurality” has developed into a kind of concession for Latinx writers in publishing. Each poet then proceeds to delve into a personal trajectory for making space, to complicate writing and readership in resistance to those imposed definitions.