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Francisco X. Alarcón (2009)

On January 28, 2009, the series featured Francisco Alarcón, Chicano poet, children’s author and professor at UC Davis, and Maya Christina Gonzalez, a children’s book illustrator who has collaborated frequently with Alarcón.

Alarcón was the author of 10 volumes of poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night / Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), Sonetos a la locura y otras penas/Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes (Creative Arts Book Company 2001), No Golden Gate for Us (Pennywhistle Press 1993), Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992), De amor oscuro/Of Dark Love (Moving Parts Press 1991, and 2001), Body in Flames/Cuerpo en llamas (Chronicle Books l990). His book of bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú, was published by Children’s Book Press of San Francisco. Alarcón died January 15, 2016.

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