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LISTEN: Xanath Caraza On Mexico's 43 Lost Children

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Xanath Caraza

Kansas City poet Xánath Caraza’s most recent book, Sílabas de viento/Syllables of Wind, received the 2015 International Book Award for Best Book of Poetry. Here she reads a piece from her next book, Ocelocíhuatl due in December 2015 from Mouthfeel Press. This poem is for the 43 students in Mexico who’ve been missing since last year. She reads it in English and then Spanish:

Caraza teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and presents readings and workshops in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

More of Caraza's poems, as well as bonus tracks by all of our WORD readers, are archived on SoundCloud.

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