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Carlos Cumpian

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2890
Chicago IL 60690

County: Cook

Cellphone : 773-636-5163

Genre: Poetry

Periodical Publications:

  • Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in America, Indiana U. Press, 1998
  • Astillas de Luz/Shards of Light, Tia Chucha Press, 1998
  • Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers (ed. Joyce Carol Oates), Norton, 1998

Book Publications:

  • Armadillo Charm, Tia Chucha Press, 1996
  • Latino Rainbow: Poems about Latino Americans, Children's P. Grolier, 1994
  • Coyote Sun, March/Abrazo P., 1990

Forthcoming Publications:

    Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Honors:

    • Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Author Award
    • Cultural exchange guest, Guadalajara International Book Fair (Guadalajara, Mexico)
    • Two Community Arts Program Grants from the City of Chicago
    • Honored by the Illinois State Library

    Recent Readings, Performances and Productions:

    • "Future of Creativity" performance with Guillermo Gomez Pena at the school of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2001; University of California (Riverside, Calif.) 2001
    • "Words on Fire" performed by Steppenwolf Art Exchange Ensemble, Chicago, 2000.

    Recent Workshops:

    • "Phoenix Creative Writing Workshop," Senior High School Division, Morton College, Cicero, IL. 2002
    • "Words to Rhythm" poetry workshops, Chicago Public Libraries, 2002
    • "Celebrating the Book" poetry workshops, Lake Geneva junior high schools, 2001

    Present Employment:

    • Poetry writing teacher, Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
    • High school English teacher, Chicago public schools

    Preferred Audience:

    • No preferred audience. "Can lead workshops in Spanish for children as well.

    Willing to travel:

    • yes
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