José Héctor Cadena

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Gender MALE
Location Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Introduction José Héctor Cadena is a poet, scholar, and collage artist, who grew up along the San Ysidro/Tijuana borderlands. He earned his B.A. in English with a minor in Spanish and Chicana/o Studies at SDSU and his M.F.A. from SFSU. José is the co-founder of SF's on-going reading series Voz Sin Tinta. He is a Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) Fellow 2014. José has appeared as a guest panelist in “Track 21: Tijuana en el Arte”, as a featured poet at Poe-Ti-Sa Sexta Edición: Poesía Chicana at Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), and UABC Radio's Acanto y Laurel. He has been featured in San Francisco’s Litquake, The Reader’s Cafe at Fort Mason, Oakland Crossroads, and more. His work can be found in Raices y Mas: An Anthology of Young Border Voices, Shackled: Pacific Review 2012, Cipactli, Transfer Magazine, La Bloga, San Diego Poetry Annual, and Red Light Lit. José is a current PhD Student in the Department of American Studies at The University of Kansas.
Interests Poetry, Collage, Art, Creative, Writing, ships, memory, teaching, education, music, acting, plays, borderlands, la frontera, border, identity, gender, sexuality, cultura, Mexican American, La Linea, San Ysidro, Tijuana, Titanic