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A Happy Birthday to Tino Villanueva

December 11, 2008


[Excerpt from Scene from the Movie GIANT]

Born on December 11, 1941 in San Marcos, Texas, Tino Villanueva worked as a migrant worker, assembly-line worker, and an army supply clerk. He is the founder of Imagine Publishers, Inc., and editor of Imagine: International Chicano Poetry Journal. Author of the book length poem Scene from the Movie GIANT (Curbstone, 1993) Villanueva has published three other volumes of poetry, Hay Otra Voz Poems, Shaking Off the Dark and Chronicle of My Worst Years/ Crónica de mis años peores. Villanueva won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for Scene from the Movie GIANT in 1994.
[Source: Curbstone

A Guide to his papers at UT

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  1. Carlos Cumpian permalink
    February 22, 2010 2:49 pm

    Tino Villanueva has made solid contributions towards putting Chicano literature in the international realm of letters. He has been “Out East” but has had his alma en Aztlan all along.

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