Carmen Tafolla

Dr. Carmen Tafolla is the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Author of more than 20 books, Tafolla was called by Rigoberto Gonzáles “the Zora Neale Hurston of the Chicano Community”and by Alex Haley “a world-class writer.” Tafolla, a native of the West-Side barrios of San Antonio, has been published in English, Spanish, German, French, and Bengali.  

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