Handmade Chapbooks / Publishing Workshop

PUB.UNIT Presents Brenda Cárdenas and Roberto Harrison

On Friday, November 7, poets and editors Brenda Cárdenas and Roberto Harrison will be visiting ISU. At 3 p.m. at the Publications Unit in Williams Hall Annex, they will be part of a conversation with faculty, students, and community members interested in writing and editing. At 7 p.m., they will read their creative work at the new University Galleries in Uptown Station. Both events are free and open to the public and are cosponsored by the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program and Publications Unit.


Brenda Cárdenas is the author of Boomerang (Bilingual Review Press, 2009) and the chapbooks From the Tongues of Brick and Stone (2005) and Bread of the Earth/The Last Colors (with Roberto Harrison, 2011). She also co-edited Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (2001). Cardenas’ poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Camino Real (Spain), City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, Cuadernos de ALDEEU, Achiote Seeds, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, RATTLE, Pilgrimage, and Verse Wisconsin among others. In 2014, the Library of Congress recorded a 40-minute reading of her work for their Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. Cárdenas is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.



Roberto Harrison’s books include bicycle (forthcoming from NoemiPress), Os (subpress, 2006), and Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006). His latest of many chapbooks is Bridge of the World (cannot exist, 2011). With Andrew Levy he published and edited Crayon magazine from 1997 to 2008. He also publishes and edits the Bronze Skull Press chapbook series. He lives and works in Milwaukee.


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