Poet Francisco Aragón is doing is doing more for U.S. Latinx literature than any person I know. While writing his own work, he’s also always pushing and promoting the literary works of others, namely, the new Latinx writers on the block.
He’s the son of Nicaraguan immigrants, born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He directs Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, where he’s been faculty member since 2003.
He’s one of those activists who are in it for the long run, who does not tire of shaking the world awake to the beautiful writing coming out of our Latin American-American worlds.