Monday, April 25, 2011

Michigan State University: From the Fields to the Academy

From Chuy Ramirez


East Lansing, Michigan.

What a pleasure it was to sit on the same panel as writer Elva Trevino-Hart and Poet, Tino Villanueva last week at Michigan State University.

Elva’s autobiography, Barefoot Heart, is about this Pearsall, Texas girl growing up in South Texas and as a migrant farm laborer in Wisconsin. A top student at Pearsall, she went on Stanford in the 70s where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics and a master’s degree in computer science/engineering. For her work, Elva was awarded the American Book Award, the American Library Association’s Alex Award and the Violet Crown.

Tino Villanueva is the author of six books of poetry. His Scenes from the Movie

Giant (1993) won a 1994 American Book Award. He has taught creative writing at the University of Texas, Austin and The College of William & May. He teaches in the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University.

I was pleasantly surprised that among the participants was former alma mater, PSJA high grad, Jose Simon Villa, a Ph D. in education now working in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chuy Ramirez’ book, Strawberry Fields, is available on-line at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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