Join us for a virtual reading of poetry by Angel Dominguez and fiction by Carribean Fragoza!
Angel Dominguez is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Maya descent, born in Hollywood and raised in Van Nuys, CA by their immigrant family. They’re the author of RoseSunWater (The Operating System, 2021) and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015). Angel earned a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. You can find Angel’s work online and in print in various publications. You can find Angel in the redwoods or ocean. DESGRACIADO (the collected letters) (Nightboat Books, 2022) is their third book.
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Carribean Fragoza was raised in South El Monte, California. After graduating from UCLA, Fragoza completed the Creative Writing MFA Program at CalArts. She co-edits UC Press’s acclaimed California cultural journal, Boom California, and is also the founder of South El Monte Arts Posse, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Her collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You was published in 2021 by City Lights and has received acclaim from the New York Times and a started Kirkus review. Her co-edited compilation of essays, East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte covers over 300 years of her hometown’s history, and was published by Rutgers University Press. It was named one of the 10 best books about California by the LA Times. Carribean lives in the San Gabriel Valley in LA County with her husband and their two daughters.
This event is sponsored by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.