Cárdenas, Brenda

Associate Professor
Cárdenas, Brenda

Degrees:

MFA, Creative Writing-Poetry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1995
BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987

Teaching/Research Interests:

Poetry Writing
United States Latino/a Literatures and Cultures
Performance Art
Poetry in Collaboration with Other Arts

Other Relevant Activities:

2010-2012 Milwaukee Poet Laureate
Board Member, MARCH (Movimiento Artistico Chicano) Inc, Chicago, IL
Ex-Oficio Advisory Circle Member, Con Tinta Latino Literary Organization

Selected Publications:

Cárdenas, Brenda E., Aragón, Francisco, and Trellis, Emma. “On the Coast in Pedasí.” Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration. Ed. Francisco Aragón and Emma Trellis. The Best American Poetry Blog, (2017): 1.
, Cárdenas, Brenda E., Boughn, Michael, Bradley, John, DeSilva-Johnson, Lynne, Fleisher, Kass, Harrison, Roberto, Johnson, Kent, Levy, Andrew, Mackey, Nathaniel, Medina, Ruben, Metres, Philip, Noveno, Nita, Patton, Julie, Randall, Margaret, Rothenberg, Michael, Strofolino, Chris, Waldman, Anne, Welish, Marjorie, and Williams, Tyrone. Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance. Ed. See above list. Spuyten Duyvil Press and Dispatches Editions, 2017: 738.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Kahn, Peter, Shankar, Ravi, and Smith, Patricia. “What Will We Give Our Children?.” The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendoyn Brooks 1st. Ed. Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith. The University of Arkansas Press, (2017): 45-46.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Share, Don. “Placa/Roll Call.” POETRY 207.6 Ed. Don Share. Poetry Foundation, (2016): 599.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Share, Don. “Our Lady of Sorrows.” POETRY 207.6 Ed. Don Share. Poetry Foundation, (2016): 601.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Share, Don. “Placa/Roll Call Podcast.” March 2016: Roll Call POETRY Podcast. Ed. Don Share. Poetry Foundation, (2016): podcast.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Jordan, Jess, Cotter, Michael, Parr, Sabrina, Muench, Simone, and White, Jackie. “Spiral Unwound from the Inside Out.” Jet Fuel Review 10. Ed. Jess Jordan, Michael Cotter, Sabrina Parr, Simone Muench, Jackie White. Lewis University, (2015): 2.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Jordan, Jess, Cotter, Michael, Parr, Sabrina, Muench, Simone, and White, Jackie. “Chiral Formation.” Jet Fuel Review 10. Ed. Jess Jordan, Michael Cotter, Sabrina Parr, Simone Muench, Jackie White. Lewis University, (2015): 1.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Jordan, Jess, Cotter, Michael, Parr, Sabrina, Muench, Simone, and White, Jackie. “Inverse.” Jet Fuel Review 10. Ed. Jess Jordan, Michael Cotter, Sabrina Parr, Simone Muench, Jackie White. Lewis University, (2015): 1.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Van Horn, Gavin, and Aftandilian, Dave. “The Red Fox Who Toys with the Dead.” City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness. Ed. Gavin Van Horn and Dave Aftandilian. University of Chicago Press, (2015): 115-116.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Van Horn, Gavin, and Aftandilian, Dave. “Ghost Species.” City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness. Ed. Gavin Van Horn and Dave Aftandilian. University of Chicago Press, (2015): 332-333.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Horton, Randall, and Meyers, Alison. “On the Coast in Pedasí.” Cave Canem Anthology XIV: Poems 2010-2011 1st. Ed. Randall Horton and Alison Meyers. Willow Books, (2014): 14-15.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Mireles, Oscar. “Ars Resistencia.” I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing. Ed. Oscar Mireles. Cowfeather Press, (2014): 84-85.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Giménez-Smith, Carmen, and Chavez, John. “Juan Felipe Herrera: Secret Rubble Juggler.” Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing.. Ed. Carmen Giménez Smith and John Chavez. Counterpath Press, (2014): 87-90.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Dorn, Georgette M. Brenda Cardenas: Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers. Ed. Georgette M. Dorn. Library of Congress, 2014: Online.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Busse, Sarah, and Vardaman, Wendy. “Under Water.” Verse Wisconsin 113. Ed. Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman. (2014): 5.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Gala, Candelas, Jato, Monica, Dick, Bruce, and Fisher, Andres. “Rupture.” Cuadernos de ALDEEU 26. Ed. Candelas Gala, Monica Jato, Bruce Dick, Andres Fisher. La Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Españoles en Estados Unidos / Spanish Professionals in America, Inc., (2013): 233.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Gala, Candelas, Jato, Monica, Dick, Bruce, and Fisher, Andres. “Nexus.” Cuadernos de ALDEEU 26. Ed. Candelas Gala, Monica Jato, Bruce Dick, Andres Fisher. La Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Españoles en Estados Unidos / Spanish Professionals in America, Inc., (2013): 234.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Harrison, Roberto A., and Daniels, Jeff. Bread of the Earth/The Last Colors (Chapbook). Ed. Jeff Daniels. Decentralized Publications, 2011: 7.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Keller, Gary. Boomerang: Poems by Brenda Cárdenas. Ed. Gary Keller. Bilingual Review Press, 2009: 92.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Aragon, Francisco. From the Tongues of Brick and Stone: Poems by Brenda Cárdenas. Ed. Francisco Aragon. Momotombo Press, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2005: 48.
, Cárdenas, Brenda E., and Vazquez Paz, Johanny. Between the Heart and the Land/Entre el corazón y la tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest. 2001. MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001: 161.
Cárdenas, Brenda E., Rodriguez, Aide, Casas, José, Ortiz, Jesus, Compean, Juan, Compean, Ricardo, Cardenas, Brenda, and Rodriguez, Aide. Sonido Ink(quieto)'s Chicano, Illnoize: The Blue Island Sessions. Ed. Brenda Cardenas and Aide Rodriguez. DeSPICable Records, 2001: Compact Disc.