Johanny Vázquez Paz

Johanny Vázquez Paz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her book Querido Voyeur was published by Ediciones Torremozas (Madrid, Spain, 2012). Her previous book Streetwise Poems/Poemas callejeros (Mayapple Press, 2007) won an award in the 2008 International Latino Book Awards (California). In 2012, her collection “Sagrada familia” (Sacred Family) won first prize in the poetry category at the Consenso Short Story and Poetry Contest of Northeastern Illinois University. In the same contest she also won second prize for her story “La muda” (The Mute). She co-edited the anthology Between the Heart and the Land / Entre el corazón y la tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest published by MARCH/Abrazo Press in 2001. Her work has been included in many anthologies, including City of Big Shoulders; Ejército de rosas; En la 18 a la 1; The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century; and Poetas sin tregua. She currently teaches Spanish at Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL. The author invites everyone to her blog TINTA DERRAMADA: