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Living Writers: Wendy Trevino and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Wendy Trevino is the author of Cruel Fiction (Commune Editions, 2018). She hails from the Rio Grande Valley and works as a grant writer in San Francisco, California, where she lives.Wendy Trevino was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She lives & works as a grant writer in San Francisco. Her poems have appeared in various print and online journals, including Abraham Lincoln, Armed Cell, the Capilano Review, The American Reader, LIES, Macaroni Necklace, Mondo Bummer, ELDERLY, and Open House. She has published chapbooks with Perfect Lovers Press, Commune Editions and Krupskaya Books. Her chapbook Brazilian Is Not a Race was among the Poetry Foundation’s 2016 “Staff Picks,” and a bilingual edition of the chapbook – Brazilian no es una raza – was published by the feminist Mexican press Enjambre Literario in July 2018. In September 2018, her first book-length collection of poems Cruel Fiction was published by Commune Editions. In addition, Cruel Fiction was chosen by Momtaza Mehri for Artforum International’s “Best of 2018.”

Tatiana Luboviski-AcostaTatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist and doula living in California. They work sometimes with the visual, sometimes with movement, sometimes with language, sometimes all three at once. Along with Elana Chavez, they’re a founding curator of The Cantíl Reading Series, and with Chavez and Angel Dominguez, a member of La Vidx Locx, a collective of queer Latinx poets. They’ve taught movement and filmmaking to children and adults alike. Work has been exhibited and performed in Los Angeles and the Bay Area: writing has been published in a chapbook, PDF, by Solar Luxuriance; appeared in Esferas; and featured on the SBSM album JOY/RAGE. A split poetry cassette with Elaine Kahn is due out from Practical Records in 2017. The Easy Body is their first book.

Co-sponsors: The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading, The Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment, Siegfried B. and Elizabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, The Bay Tree Bookstore, The Humanities Institute, The American Indian Resource Center, The Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, and the African American Resource and Cultural Center.


April 25, 2019
5:30 pm


Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States