Hispanic Latino Summit

Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Joaquín Zihuatanejo is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.


Joaquín Zihuatanejo is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.

Keynote Address:

Street Poet

An unflinching look at the life of a young inner city boy who grew up without a father, and a very young mother, but found refuge in a world of stories and poems thanks to his beautiful all encompassing Abuelo.


Tema de la Conferencia:

Poeta callejero 

Una mirada resuelta en la vida de un muchacho joven del centro de la ciudad que creció sin un padre y con una madre muy joven, pero encontró refugio en un mundo de cuentos y poemas gracias a su extraordinario Abuelo.


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