iliana Valenzuela is an award-winning poet and acclaimed Spanish translator of works by authors such as Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, and Denise Chavez. A transplanted Chicana from Mexico City, Valenzuela lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes for ¡ahora sí! and ahorasi.com
Codex of Journeys: Bendito Camino "Journey into the world of borders, from Ghana to Cuba to Texas, Valenzuela weaves a road in forms of poetry, and we glimpse what it is like to be a woman of color in a world filled with cultural and gender insecurities. Here are poems that cry out injustices and yet, celebrate the perfection of identity, self, and culture. These is a Spanish and English collection, with some poems translated by Angela McEwan, award-winning translator."