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Slam Diáspora sends Los Angeles Chicanx Poets to Participate in Poetry Slams in Mexico and Brazil

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Slam Diáspora, currently the only national in-Spanish poetry slam series in the U.S., sends two Los Angeles Chicanx Poets to Participate in Poetry Slams in Mexico and Brazil.

LOS ANGELES - s4story -- Slam Diáspora, currently the only national in-Spanish poetry slam series in the U.S., sends two Los Angeles Chicanx Poets to Participate in Poetry Slams in Mexico and Brazil.

Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl and Tezozomoc never imagined they would be traveling internationally to represent the Chicanx literary community in international poetry slams. On August 23rd,  however, their poems won Slam Diáspora's Grand Slam Prizes: the chance to take their poetry to Brazil and Mexico.

On December 8th, 2022, Diosa Xochiquetzalcoatl, a proud Chicana, will be representing Slam Diáspora in the Abya Yala Copa América de Poetry Slam in Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl, or Diosa X for short, is a multilingual and multidimensional Xicana, Indigenous, MeXicana poetiza. She has been published in literary journals, magazines, and several anthologies in both English and Spanish, as well as featured, presented, and performed nationally and internationally. Diosa X is the author of two multilingual poetry collections: A Church of My Own (2021) and Hechizera: Sus Sultry Spells (2022).

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On November 24th, 2022, Tezozomoc, another proud Chicano, will be representing Slam Diáspora in the Slam Nacional MX 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Tezozomoc is a Los Angeles Chicano Essayist, Poet and 2009 Oscar Nominated Activist. His book, "Gashes!: Poems and Pain from the Halls of Injustice", a collection of poetry, is published by Floricanto Press ISBN-13: 978-1951088040, 9/2019. Featured nationally and internationally across zoom open virtual mics, Tezozomoc has also been published in the following journals and anthologies: 2021 Boundless Anthology, 1/20/2022, MacroMicroCosm, Healing Hands, Vol 7 Issue #3, BC, Canada, 4/15/2021, Rigorous Journal, 9/21/2020, Red Earth Productions & Cultural Work, 12/17/2019, Underwood Press, 9/9/2019, Mom Egg Review, Los Angeles Poets for Justice, 03/15/2021.

According to Crystal Vance Guerra, Chicanx founder and coordinator of Slam Diáspora, "Slam Diáspora brings together Latinx poets in the U.S. as participants, and poets across Latin America as the judges to foster community and intercambio between our poetic communities despite the borders. Attracting poets from Puerto Rico to California, Slam Diáspora embraces a diverse cohort of poets, and is currently the only all-in-spanish poetry slam across U.S. territories."

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For more information please contact Crystal Vance Guerra, Tezozomoc, or Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl.
For further information contact:

Crystal Vance Guerra, Tezozomoc, or Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl

Phone: (818) 527-6384, (773) 206-1181

email: slamdiaspora@gmail.com, tezozomoc@duck.com, temachtianicitlali@gmail.com

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Crystal Vance Guerra, or Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl
***@gmail.com
(773) 206-1181


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