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Live from the CORE Poetry Series

Our featured poets and authors this month are Melinda Palacio and Toni Wynn.

Melinda Palacio is a poet, author, and speaker. She lives in Santa Barbara and New Orleans. Her poetry chapbook, Folsom Lockdown, won Kulupi Press’ Sense of Place 2009 award. She is the author of the novel, Ocotillo Dreams (ASU Bilingual Press 2011), for which she received the Mariposa Award for Best First Book at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards and a 2012 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

Philadelphia (and one-time San Luis Obispo) poet, Toni Wynn’s poetry and creative nonfiction appears in anthologies, journals, broadsides and handmade books. A Cave Canem fellow, Toni has read, taught, and facilitated creative writing workshops from Harlem to Southern California. As an award-winning museum professional, Toni develops exhibits and supports anti-oppression initiatives.

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