Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs is featured American poet

January 6, 2011

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Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs will be the featured American poet at the 2011 International Festival of Poetry in Nagpur, India. The festival, known as Kritya 2011, will include 60 poets from all over the world. Its focus is on the manifestations and realizations of gender through poetry. (Last year’s theme was the poetry of exile, trauma and survival.) Gutiérrez y Muhs is associate professor in the Departments of Modern Languages and Women Studies as well as director of the Diversity, Citizenship and Social Justice (DCSJ) Core Track and the Latin American Studies Program.

Gutiérrez y Muhs is the author of three books: El Libro de Plástico, Communal Feminisms and A Most Improbable Life, and many opinion pieces and literary articles. She is currently working on finalizing a novel, Fresh as a Lettuce, and editing two academic books: Presumed Incompetent and Rebozos de Palabras: An Helena Maria Viramontes Critical Reader.