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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Johanny Vazquez Paz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: in San Juan, Puerto Rico

-- Johanny Vazquez Paz on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Johanny currently teaches Spanish at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Johanny has published in numerous literary magazines and is represented in several important anthologies of Latina poets. Very active on the Chicago poetry scene, she hosts the Guild Complex Bilingual Series Palabra Pura.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Poemas Callejeros/Streetwise Poems
ISBN: 0932412467

Mayapple Press. 2007

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Facing page translations from the Spanish by the author. These sensuous and passionate poems explore one of the many strands of contemporary Latino immigrant experience, dancing the tropical sensibility of Puerto Rico among Chicago's concrete and broken glass. Johanny Vazquez Paz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana State University. Active on the Chicago literary scene, she currently teaches Spanish at Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL.

Speaking Engagements

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