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Levi Romero

Bio: Levi Romero is from the Embudo Valley of New Mexico, and he earned a BA and an MA in architecture at the University of New Mexico. A bilingual poet whose language is immersed in the regional manito dialect of northern New Mexico, Romero is the co-author of Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland (2013), as well as the author of A Poetry of Remembrance: New and Rejected Works (2008), In the Gathering of Silence (1996), and other publications. Romero was named the centennial poet for New Mexico for 2012, an honorary post, and in 2020 he was named New Mexico’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. A research scholar, he has taught creative writing, Chicana and Chicano studies, and cultural landscape studies at the University of New Mexico where he is Assistant Professor in Chicana and Chicano studies and director of the New Mexico Cultural Studies Certificate Program.