Department of English

'CantoMundo' Fellow wins Whiting Award and 'CantoMundo' featured in 'Poets & Writers' Magazine

Mon, October 31, 2011
'CantoMundo' Fellow wins Whiting Award and 'CantoMundo' featured in 'Poets & Writers' Magazine
Eduardo Corral and Deborah Paredez Photographs by JW Stovall and Alberto Gonzalez

CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets funded by the Department of English and the Center for Mexican American Studies and co-founded by Associate Professor Deborah Paredez, is proud to announce that one its inaugural fellows, Eduardo Corral, has garnered a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award.  Corral, winner of the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, was one of ten recipients to receive this year's coveted prize.  The department is happy to support such talented Latina/o writers along the way toward and beyond such prestigious honors.

CantoMundo is also featured in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

CantoMundo joins Cave Canem and Kundiman—established organizations that support Black and Asian American poets respectively—in providing generative and critical space for poets of color in the United States.  In honor of the inspiration provided by these organizations, CantoMundo featured Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte as its inaugural Keynote Speaker in 2010, and Vikas Menon, Kundiman board member, as the 2011 Keynote Speaker.  For more information on CantoMundo, including upcoming deadlines for the 2012 Workshop, please visit or email Associate Professor Deborah Paredez at

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