Robert L. Giron

 

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Poetic Voices Without Borders 2
edited by Robert L. Giron





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Awards:
Winner of the 2009 National Best Book Award for Fiction & Literature: Anthologies, sponsored by USA Book News
Runner-Up for the 2009 London Book Festival Award for Poetry
Honorable Mention: 2009 San Francisco Book Festival Award for Poetry

Nominations:
2009 New York Book Festival for Poetry
2009 San Francisco Book Festival for Poetry
2009 London Book Festival Award for Compilations/Anthologies



Reviews:

BEST POETRY ANTHOLOGY
The Montserrat Review
Best Books for Spring, 2009
by Grace Cavalieri, Book Review Editor


BoogCity.com

From Literal: Latin American Voices, Vol. 19/Winter 2009/2010

"'The fence behind your house / is the zero border,' writes Martha Collins, but it's 'Hasta luego and over you go,' thus encapsulating the experience of the reader and many of the poets defining, challenging, and redefining the idea of borders in the multicultural, multilingual anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 by Gival Press....

These poets, among 150 others in this collection encompassing nearly 300 poems, erect and dismantle borders in lingual, cultural, national, and personal terms....

[The] desire to cross boundaries, to transform and eradicate them—'as if to say that within literature there isn't a border for the human spirit'—is the commonality narrowing this wide arc to its flexible focus, and the stated goal of editor Robert L. Giron in his introduction....

Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 is a tool to affect passage through these arbitrary boundaries. It is a literary passport for traveling beyond imposed limits, and one to keep close for handy reference, for as Collins assures us, 'You crossed the border hours ago.'"—Chip Livingston



This international anthology of over 150 poets who write in English, French, and Spanish includes work by Grace Cavalieri, Rita Dove, Dana Gioia, Joy Harjo, Peter Klappert, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gloria Vando, among many other fine poets.

The voices are passionate and enlightening while echoing a desire in their own way to transform, to change, to transcend borders, be they personal, cultural or national, in a poetic manner as if to say that within literature there isn't a border for the human spirit, for it is that energy that keeps us going.
The following poets have work in Poetic Voices Without Borders 2:

Alenier, Karren LaLonde
Ambroggio, Luis Alberto
Ambroggio, Xavier
Amen, John
Antler
Ayala, Naomi
Barkan, Stanley H.
Baysans, Greg
Beck, Gary
Belin, Mel
Berger, Donald
Bergman, David
Bernal, Leonel P.
Bolz, Jody
Bourgeois, Louis E.
Bowen, Kristy
Browder, Clifford
Buck, Janet I.
Burch, Beverly
Cantú, Norma Elía
Carrión de Fierro, Fanny
Cavalieri, Grace
Cellini, Don
Chun, Ye
Collins, Martha
Conlon, Christopher
Corn, Alfred
Corwin, Nina
Cravzow, Roy
Cremades, Luis
Cross, Teri Ellen
Dasgupta, Shome
Davis, Bradley Warren
Del Peschio, John
del Pliego, Benito
Domini, John
Dove, Rita
Duhamel, Denise
Encinar, Jesús
Evans, J. Glenn
Falco, Edward
Fellner, Steve
Fisher, Andres S.
Garfinkel, Patricia
Garza, Efrain
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia
Geyer, Bernadette
Gilgun, John
Gilman, Josh
Gilreath, Shannon
Ginsberg, Arthur
Gioia, Dana
Giron, Robert L.
Godoy, M. Juan
Goldemberg, Isaac
Goldman, Paula
Gray, Patricia
Greenberg, Janet
Grossberg, Benjamin S.
Guerrero, Jose Marcial
Gwiazda, Piotr
Habra, Hedy
Harjo, Joy
Harjo, Suzan Shown
Hislop, Robin Ouzman
Holland, Walter R.
Hudson, Ron
Hurezanu, Daniela
Ifland, Alta
Inez, Colette
Jensen, Kim
Joysmith, Claire
Kasprowicz, Marcella
Kessler, Stephen
Kester, Gunilla Theander
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn
Klappert, Peter
Klawitter, George
Koch, Randy
Kreiter-Foronda, Carolyn
Lader, Bruce
Lecrivain, Marie
Lee, Daniel W. K.
Lee, Donna J. Gelagotis
Lehmann, Gary
Levchev, Vladimir
Levine, Philip
López-Luaces, Marta
Luczak, Raymond
Luna-Escudero-Alie, María Elvira
Mann, Jeff
March, Sydney
March, Thomas
Marín, Desiree S.
Martínez, Pablo Miguel
Martínez de Merlo, Luis
Mayo, C. M.
McCombs, Judith
Meléndez, Mario
Melleby, Arnold
Micheaux, Dante
Miller, Edmund
Miller, E. Ethelbert
Mills, Stephen S.
Montlack, Michael
Moore, David Miles
Murphy, Kay
Neisser Moreno , Yvette
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin
Pantano, Daniele
Paris, Anika
Pastoriza Iyodo, Benito
Peabody, Richard
Plum , Emily Lupita
Queneau, Raymond
Reevy, Anthony W.
Rimbaud, Arthur
Rivera, Wanda
Roberts, Kim
Robinson, Blake
Robinson, J. E.
Roffé, Mercedes
Ross, Joseph
Ross, Sean
Rummel, Mary Kay
Rutkowski, Thaddeus
Saba, Mark
Salum, Rose Mary
Schaffner, M. A.
Schimel, Lawrence
Shapiro, Gregg
Shulklapper, Lucille Gang
Singer, Ron
Slone, G. Tod
Smith, J. D.
Snider, Clifton
Soden, Christopher
Soniat, Katherine
Tandon, Jason
Tilley, Jonathan
Toscano, Rodrigo
Tusa, Chris
Ungar, Barbara Louise
Van de Kamp, Alexandra
Vando, Gloria
Vélez-Mitchell, Anita
Wade, Julie Marie
Walt, Jeff
Whittenberg, Allison
Williams, Jill
Wormwood, Ernie
Wozek, Gerard
Yakovina, Katharina









Editor: Poetic Voices Without Borders (2005)
An anthology of poetry by 147 poets from around the world in English, French, and Spanish.







Translator: Songs for a Single String of Canciones para una sola cuerda by Jesús Gardea (2002)






Songs for the Spirit (2001)







Metamorphosis of the Serpent God (1999)





Wrestling with Wood (1999)






Recuerdos (Memories) (1999)







Impressions françaises (French Impressions) (1999)



Poetry has appeared in:


Beltway: A Poetry Quarterly

Poets Against the War online

Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami

Poetic Voices Without Borders

The World Haiku Review

Arlington Artsletter

31 Arlington Poets (a CD)

White Crane Journal

Arlington Artsletter

Puerto del Sol

Amphora Review

The Texas Anthology

Art Form

The Great Lawn

Slouching Towards Consensus

Austin Writer

The Poet's Domain: A Place for the Genuine

This Week in Texas

Chrysalis

Goodbye Dove




Edited books:



An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women's Studies
edited by Brianne Friel & Robert L. Giron (2005)











Essays/Articles have appeared in:

Living in Faith

Journeys Across the Rainbow: Inspirational Stories for the Human Race

Speaking Out

Community College Humanities Journal

AFACCT: Focus on Teaching

WATESOL News

CEA‑Magazine

Community College Guide to Curriculum Change

The English Forum

El Paso Herald‑Post

Slouching Towards Consensus

What's News

Ventana USA

The Networker

The Advance Newspaper

Austin Writers' League Newsletter

Washington Edpress

Crit Lit News

A Ghost Writer and Spanish Translator on a Team for:
22 "Focus Series" books for children published by Scott, Foresman & Company




Awards:

Winner of the 2006 Moving Words Poetry Competition for poem Living in Arlington.

Winner of the 2006 Writers Notes Magazine Book Award—Notable for Art for the book Poetic Voices Without Borders edited by Robert L. Giron.

Semi-Finalist for the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Award for Anthologies for the book Poetic Voices Without Borders edited by Robert L. Giron.

Winner of the 2005 DIY Book Festival Award for Compilations / Anthologies for the book An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women's Studies edited by Brianne Friel & Robert L. Giron.

Finalist in the 2004 Moving Words Poetry Competition for poem The Pearl Glaze.

Finalist in the Obadiah 2003 Writers’ Contest for essay “Fortune Was My Name But Faith Sustained Me” in Living in Faith (Obadiah Press, 2004).

Finalist in the 2003 Violet Crown Book Award for Literary Prose/Poetry for translation of Canciones para una sola cuerda / Songs for a Single String.

Finalist in the 2001 Moving Words Poetry Competition in Arlington, Virginia for the poem The Olive Branch from the collection Metamorphosis of the Serpent God.

The First Thanksgiving [1598] a poem in the collection Metamorphosis of the Serpent God was named Best of the Entries in the Austin Writers’ League Radio Collective Contest 2000 and was aired on A Gift of Poets program on KOOP Austin, 91.7 FM and KRTU San Antonio, 91.7 FM, along with another of my poems entitled The Souls of Countless Tribes.



Teaching/Education Awards:

Faculty Outstanding Service Award, Montgomery College, 2002.

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, May 2002.

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, May 1997.

Montgomery College, Effective Team Award, 1994.

Montgomery College-Takoma Park Humanities & Social Sciences Special Faculty Recognition Award, Spring 1990.

CIC Mellon Foundation Fellowship, University of Michigan, Fall 1979.

Dean's List, Graduate Studies, Southern Illinois University, 1974-1975.

Dean's List, Baccalaureate Studies, University of Texas, El Paso, 1971-1973.

Nominated to Top Ten at the University of Texas at El Paso, 1973.

Named Who's Who in Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, University of Texas, El Paso, 1973-1974.