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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Raul Nino  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1961 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Illinois Connection

Niño moved to Chicago when he was seven years old. He currently resides in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Raúl Niño has been a part of the Chicago Poetry Scene for as long as there has been a scene. His work with the original ''Letter eX'', a free poetry newspaper that was published from 1985 to 1995, laid the groundwork for the creation of []. In 1992, he won a Sister Cities poetry slam sponsored by the City of Chicago that took him to Mexico City on a reading tour as a Cultural Affairs Ambassador. Niño's poems have appeared in anthologies including: ''Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago's Guild Complex'' and ''Shards of Light: Astillas de Luz'' (Tia Chucha Press), ''New Chicana/Chicano Writing'' Volumes 2 and 3 (University of Arizona Press) and ''Emergency Tacos: Seven Poets Con Picante'' (MARCH/Abrazo Press). His work has also appeared in the literary journals: ''Revista Apple'', ''After Dark'', ''Hammers'', ''The Guadalupe Review'', ''Tonantzin'', and ''Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World''.


-- Sister Cities Poetry Slam Award, City of Chicago, 1992
-- Significant Illinois Poet Award, Illinois Poet Laureate, Gwedolyn Brooks, 1993

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A book of mornings /
ISBN: 187763624X. OCLC Number: 135101802

MARCH/Abrazo Press,. .

Breathing light /
ISBN: 187763610X. OCLC Number: 25462877