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Alana de Hinojosa is a poet pursuing a dissertation in the César E Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. Her dissertation is concerned with histories of displacement, dispossession, diaspora, loss, return, and what these sometimes have to do with rivers, particularly the Río Grande. Her poetry has been published in Huizache, Duende, The Acentos Review and is forthcoming in Four Chambers, Track//Four, and elsewhere. She is a Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Las Dos Brujas, and Hampshire College alum. She was raised in Davis, California.


Los Angeles, CA



“No, I do not weep at the world — I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

– Zora Neale Hurston


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