Demetria Martinez


Demetria Martinez is a poet, writer and activist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her books, among others, include the novels Mother Tongue (Ballantine) and the Block Captain's Daughter (University of Oklahoma Press); a book of essays,Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana (Univ. of Ok. Press); and an ebook about immigration reform, Let Them Work, co-authored with Fred Harris, former Oklahoma state senator. She has been a recipient of the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature; an American Book Award; and an International Latino Book Award.


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