REYNA GRANDE & SONIA GUIÑANSACA
December 11, 2022
In this new episode, host Daniel Chacón talks with Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca, editors of the anthology Somewhere We Are Human, A unique collection of 41 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers—including award-winning writers, artists, and activists—that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. The book features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoirs The Distance Between Us and its sequel, A Dream Called Home, as well as the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing with Butterflies, and A Ballad of Love and Glory. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and a Latino Spirit Award.
Sonia Guiñansaca is an internationally acclaimed poet, culture strategist, and activist. Guiñansaca helped build some of the largest undocumented organizations in the U.S and co-founded some of the first artistic projects, writers retreats, and workshops for and by undocumented writers. Sonia self-published a debut chapbook, Nostalgia and Borders, and contributed to the new edition of the Coloniz