Arts Calling Podcast #28 Saúl Hernández | Family, visceral poetry, y la Mexicanada

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Hi there,

National Poetry Month goes on and on! So thrilled to be arts calling Saúl Hernández today!

About Saúl:

Saúl Hernández is a queer writer from San Antonio, TX who was raised by undocumented parents. Saúl has an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at El Paso. He’s the winner of the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2021 chosen by Victoria Chang. He’s a finalist for Palette Poetry 2020 Spotlight Award. Also, a finalist for the 2019 Submerging Writer Fellowship, Fear No Lit; semi-finalists for the 2018 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers, Nimrod Literary Journal. His poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of The Net. Saúl’s work is forthcoming/featured in Frontier Poetry, Poet Lore, Foglifter Journal, Oyster River Pages, Cherry Tree, Atlanta Review, Quarterly West, PANK Magazine, Pidgeonholes, The Acentos Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Normal School, Rio Grande Review, and Adelaid Literary Magazine. He’s participated in MACONDO and Tin House Workshops. He currently lives in San Antonio, TX.

On Twitter too!

Thanks so much for coming on the show, Saúl!

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Make art. Much love,


If you’re a creative in the written, visual, or performing arts, and believe the arts make us and our communities better, I’d love to talk to you! Contact me here.

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