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Author: Ruben Quesada
Ruben Quesada is a poet and editor. He is Senior Editor of Queen Mob's Tea House and a Blogger at the Ploughshares Blog. He serves as creative writing faculty at UCLA Extension's Writers' Program and Chicago High School for the Arts. Read more at rubenquesada.com.
At the start and end of every year, every major literary publication on the planet unfailingly publishes lists of books to read. All too often, I find myself searching through social media hashtags looking for books by Latinx poets and writers.
Poets are the curators of history and the medium of their expression is boundless. Let’s play a game. Pick your favorite literary journal. Look at their masthead. Count how many people of color there are, how many women, how many queer people, how many people with disabilities.