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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brenda Cardenas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry



Illinois Connection

She has taught at the Wright College in Chicago and the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brenda Cardenas has taught Latina/o Studies, Latin American Literature, Contemporary American Literature and writing courses at the Wright College in Chicago, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and the University of Illinois in Chicago.She has had poems published in ''Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam'', ''After Hours'', ''RATTLE: Poetry for the 21st Century'', ''Learning by Heart: Contemporaryy American Poetry About School'', ''Under the Pomegranate Tree: The Best New Latino Erotica'', ''Paririe Schooner'', ''Tamaqua'' and others.

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Titles At Your Library


-- 2000 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Poetry 2002 Award from Chicago Women in Publishing for editing ''Between the Heart and the Land''