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NALAC Fund for the Arts: San Antonio Artist Grant | $5,400 | Literature | San Antonio, TX


A Blight In the Pear Orchard (tentative)

Pablo Miguel Martínez


To support the research, drafting, editing, and submission for publication of a collection of poems, essays, and historical texts that together will comprise a personal memoir by Pablo Miguel Martinez. Toni Morrison once said: “I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.” Poets and writers who share Morrison’s sentiment write because the literature they crave—often born of a desire to see oneself and one’s community in the work one reads—does not exist. This is the impetus for my project, a narrative of my family’s history in the U.S. set against various landmark moments in Chicana/o histories.



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