People's Literary Festival

Bianca Alyssa Pérez

Bianca Alyssa Pérez is from Mission, Texas – a small town bordering Mexico. She holds her MFA in Poetry from Texas State University, where she coordinates the MFA in Creative Writing program. She was the 2022-2023 Clark House Writer-In-Residence in Smithville, TX. Her chapbook, Gemini Gospel, is published with Host

Eduardo Villarreal De Los Reyes

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Eduardo Villarreal De Los Reyes: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México. He has 6 books of poetry. Director of a monthly cultural forum at Brownsville, Texas named “ Poesía en Atril “ (2016 to present).

Joe Lozano

Joe Lozano is an MFA poetry candidate at Texas State University. A son of Mexican immigrant parents, he is a first generation US citizen whose first language was Spanish prior to starting school. He holds BA in English, with a minor in Creative Writing, from the University of Texas – Austin.

Abra Gist

Abra Gist is a writer, teacher, and multimodal creative born and raised in Texas. She is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. Her poems, stories, and articles can be found in the Houston Chronicle, Porter House Review, RED INK Journal, and Pour Vida Zine, among others.

Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton

Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton is a Louisville, KY native who migrated to Texas.  Between Kentucky and Texas, he has traveled and lived in several places, including Spain, Appalachia

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