The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Raquel Gutiérrez

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Moderator 2020

About Raquel Gutiérrez

Raquel Gutiérrez is an essayist, arts critic/writer, and poet. An adult child of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, Raquel was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona where she/they just completed two MFAs in Poetry and Non-Fiction from the University of Arizona. Raquel is a 2017 recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Raquel also runs the tiny press, Econo Textual Objects (est. 2014), which publishes intimate works by QTPOC poets. Her/Their poetry and essays have appeared in ArtNet Los Angeles Review of Books, Open Space, The New Inquiry, Zocaló Public Square, Entropy, FENCE, Huizache, Río Grande Review, The VOLTA, Foglifter, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Raquel’s first book of prose, Brown Neon, will be published by Coffee House Press in the Spring of 2021. And Raquel's first book of poetry, Southwest Reconstruction, will be published by Noemi Press in 2022.

Find Conference Sessions with Raquel Gutiérrez

Creative Writing is Queer
Piper J Daniels, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Raquel Gutiérrez

Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main
Type: Panel
Genre: LGBTQIA, Mixed Genre, Sexuality

As Leslie Feinberg said, “Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.” As writers and readers, how do we engage with writing as the queer practice of possibility, imagining, and un/remaking the world? Listen to panelists as they discuss questions of creation, the queerness of writing, and the way queerness subverts the known and expected, changing the literary landscape itself.