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Original Media Type

Tonel (artist)
Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez (translator), Katherine M. Hedeen (translator)
Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez (editor), Katherine M. Hedeen (editor)
Print Document, Anthology, Translation, Dual-Language
Glossarium: Unsilenced Texts
Elæ Moss [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson] (artist)
Organism for Poetic Research (editor), Elæ Moss [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson] (editor)
Print Document, Anthology, Hybrid
Unlimited Editions
Panoply Performance Lab (editor)
Print Document, Anthology, Performance Text
Unlimited Editions
Mai Der Vang (author), Ching-In Chen (author), Addie Tsai (author), Tony Robles (author), Wendy Gaudin (author), Ernesto L. Abeytia (author), Abigail Licad (author), Tim Seibles (author), Melissa Coss Aquino (author), Sasha Pimentel (author), José Angel Araguz (author), Khadijah Queen (author), Remica L. Bingham-Risher (author), Ocean Vuong (author), Craig Santos Perez (author), Kenji Liu (author)
Suchitra Mattai (artist)
Luisa A. Igloria (editor), Amanda Galvan Huynh (editor)
Print Document, Anthology, Resource Guide, Course Materials
Unlimited Editions
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