Biographies

Nuevas Voces is comprised of four members:

Christopher Carmona is a beat poet following in the tradition of beat poets like Jack Kerouac, Bob Kaufman, and Raul Salinas. He was a nominee for the Alfredo Cisneros de Miral Foundation Award for Writers in 2011 and a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2012. He has been published in numerous journals and magazines including vandal., Bordersenses, and The Sagebrush Review. He has a collection of poetry called beat by Slough Press and his second, I Have Always Been Here is due for publication late 2013. He is also editing a Beat Texas anthology called The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with Chuck Taylor and Rob Johnson. Currently he is organizer of the Annual Beat Poetry and Arts Festival.

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Gabriel Sanchez is a writer and poet from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He has been published in scientific journals, in college and university publications, and has served as a transcriptionist/translator for a Rio Grande Valley newspaper. Gabriel is a graduate of the University of Texas Pan American with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, and is also a publisher under the name “The Raving Press” currently working on the upcoming edition of the Lost anthology titled Lost: Children of the River.  He is also a blogger and a freelance writer with his most recent articles published through Yahoo! Voices as a Yahoo! Contributor Network member. His upcoming book of poetry A Chicano in Love and Protest, which is scheduled for release in 2015, explores all facets of the human condition: from the historical and political, to the sentimental and metaphysical. He is the Director of Public Relations for the Coalition of New Chican@ Artists, a non-profit organization.

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Rossy Evelin Lima, creative writer and linguist. Her poetry book Ecos de Barro, will be published this year with a forward by the Mexican writer Dolores Castro Varela. She has been published in five anthologies; La ruta de los juglares. McAllen: TX, 2007. Letras en el estuario. Matamoros: México, 2008. Antología: La mujer rota. Guadalajara: Jalisco, 2008. El Retorno: Our Serpent’s Tongue. Edinburg: TX, 2012. Along the River II. Rio Grande Valley: TX, 2012. Rossy has been published in various literary magazines and journals in the United States, Mexico and Spain such as 3D3 Revista de Creación, Asociación Cultural Myrtos. Andalucía: Spain, 2010. Negritud. Atlanta: GA. 2012. Trajín Literario. Xochimilco: Mexico. 2012. Hartz No. 22. Madrid: Spain, 2012, among others.She received the Gabriela Mistral Award by the National Hispanic Honor Society on 2009. First place in the poetry contest 2o Coloquio Estudiantil at the University of Texas Pan-American, 2010 and first place in the poetry contest Certamen literario José Arrese, 2011. First Place in the VAO Publishing’s Annual Along the River Poetry Award, 2012.

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Isaac Chavarría is a pocho with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-Pan American. He enjoys assisting non-profit organizations in producing chapbooks for workshop participants. His poems are in The Acentos Review and Rio Grande Review online. Ultimately, he hopes the term pocho will represent a positive identity rather than a pejorative.

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