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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Raoul Nino  

Pen Name: None


Born: N/A

-- Raoul Nino on WorldCat --

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Titles At Your Library

Breathing Light
ISBN: 187763610X

March Abrazo. 1991

Emergency Tacos: Seven Poets Con Picante
ISBN: 187763607X

March Abrazo. 1989

Today you hear a lot about emergencies: emergency shelters, emergency medicine, emergency maneuvers, emergency pantries. Now emergency tacos...simon, que si, emergency tacos are what we ordered!

Who are we? We're the poets and participants from some of Chicago's diverse communities who blended time and energy to make homegrown cultural parrandas, under the banner of Galeria Quique.

...Entonces, "this is not a test." What you're holding is an actual emergency taco. Ojala, you'll savor the seven poetic flavors within and find them bien picoso.

~ Carlos Cumpian, editor, 1989


  • Winner of the City of Chicago's Sister Cities Contest in 1992, and as the winner represented Chicago as a "cultural ambassador" to Mexico City
  • In 1993 Illinois's Poet Laureate, Gwedolyn Brooks, named Niņo that year's "Significant Illinois Poet"

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