SECOND INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD FOR BILINGUAL POET, MARIE DELGADO TRAVIS

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1:00pm June 15, 2008, Houston, Texas, Bilingual poet, Marie Delgado Travis, received Honorable Mention, Best Poetry Book in English at the 10th Annual International Latino Book Awards ceremony, held at Book Expo Los Angeles at the end of May 2008. This is her second award in this prestigious contest, which promotes Latino literacy. In 2007, Marie received Honorable Mention in the Best Poetry Book in Spanish category. See 2007-8 awards lists at http://www.lbff.us/press.

Marie was named Juried Poet, 2007 Houston Poetry Fest and placed Second in the 2005 Tom Howard Poetry Contest (over 1,600 entries received). Two of her poems were Commended in the same contest. She also received Honorable Mention in the 13th Annual Tom Howard Short Story Contest.

Marie's work is featured in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE LATINO SOUL (2005) and its recently published translation, SOPA DE POLLO PARA EL ALMA LATINA (2008). Her work has also appeared in literary journals and poetry anthologies, including Lucidity, Spiky Palm, Ardent! and ACROSS THE LONG BRIDGE: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry (2006).

She has been a guest author on radio and television and performed readings in Chicago, IL, San Juan, PR and San Miguel Allende, MX, as well as throughout her home state of Texas.

Marie is the Spanish language Poetry Editor for LanguageandCulture.net and was recently named Poetry Editor of Long Story Short, http://www.aLongStoryShort.net, an e-zine consistently voted among the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers. She writes monthly columns on a variety of subjects (travel, prose, poetry) on the internet and has taught writing online at the Long Story Short School of Writing - http://www.lsswritingschool.com.

Marie lives with her husband Ed, a retired attorney, in Houston, TX. Her award-winning poetry collections, LA VENTANA / THE WINDOW (bilingual) and BLOSSOM (English) are available through major online book stores. For more information, visit Marie's web site at http://www.mariedelgadotravis.com. Contact her through her website.


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