Laurie Ann Guerrero was born and raised in San Antonio, and she earned her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Drew University. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying
(2013) was selected by Francisco X. Alarcon
. Guerrero's chapbook, Babies Under the Skin
(2008), won the Panhandler Publishing Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye
. Guerrero's poetry and critical work have appeared in Huizache, Texas Monthly, Acentos Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Palo Alto Review, Global City Review, Texas Observer, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Feminist Studies
A CantoMundo fellow and member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop, Guerrero has served on the faculty at University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas-El Paso, Palo Alto College, and Gemini Ink, a community-centered literary arts organization in San Antonio.
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