Lorna Dee Cervantes, UC Regents Lecturer: UC Berkeley


Quinto Sol Remembered is honored to have Poet Lorna Dee Cervantes present during our two-day encuentro April 6-7. Ms. Cervantes has said that the early issues of El Grito had a profound effect on her as a young poet and paved the way for her to establish Mango Publications. —QSR 


BIO: Cervantes was involved in the publication of numerous Chicana/o writers from the 1970s onwards when she produced her own Chicana/o literary journal,MANGO “which was the first to publish Sandra Cisneros, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Alberto Rios, Ray Gonzalez, Ronnie Burk, and Orlando Ramírez [co-editor]. Cervantes and MANGO also championed the early work of writers Gary Soto, José Montoya, José Montalvo, José Antonio Burciaga, and her personal favourite, Luís Omar Salinas”