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Deborah Parédez is a native of San Antonio with deep Tejana roots. Her literary honors include an Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and Hedgebrook. Her poems have appeared in Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of U.S. Latina Fiction and Poetry (Putnam, 1995), This Promiscuous Light (Wings Press, 1996), ÁFloricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry (Penguin, 1998), and in numerous literary magazines, including Poetry, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Mandorla, Palabra, Poet Lore and others. She is currently at work on a book about the cultural phenomena that followed the death of the singer, Selena. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Latino theater. She taught in the drama department at Vassar College before becoming an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas in Austin where she teaches in the New Writers School MFA Program.

Parédez is a co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets.

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