Individual Author Record
Name: Raul NinoPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: 1961 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Sites:
Illinois ConnectionNiño moved to Chicago when he was seven years old. He currently resides in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationRaúl Niño has been a part of the Chicago Poetry Scene for as long as there has been a scene. His work with the original Letter eX, a free poetry newspaper that was published from 1985 to 1995, laid the groundwork for the creation of [http://chicagopoetry.com/ ChicagoPoetry.com]. In 1992, he won a Sister Cities poetry slam sponsored by the City of Chicago that took him to Mexico City on a reading tour as a Cultural Affairs Ambassador. Niño's poems have appeared in anthologies including: Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago's Guild Complex and Shards of Light: Astillas de Luz (Tia Chucha Press), New Chicana/Chicano Writing Volumes 2 and 3 (University of Arizona Press) and Emergency Tacos: Seven Poets Con Picante (MARCH/Abrazo Press). His work has also appeared in the literary journals: Revista Apple, After Dark, Hammers, The Guadalupe Review, Tonantzin, and Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World.
- Breathing Light, MARCH/Abrazo Press, 1991
- A Book of Mornings, MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2007
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 187763610X March Abrazo. 1991
A Book of Mornings
ISBN: 187763624X MARCH/Abrazo Press. 2007 Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "A BOOK OF MORNINGS is by far the best book of nature poems to come out in 2007. Niño creates a vast landscape of life with this small chapbook. The twenty half-page poems in this book exist as parts to one epic poem that explores part of the author's life, from falling in love to conception to childbirth to fatherhood. Each part of this epic is a glimpse, often no more than a second in time, of a morning in the life of the poet, but Niño manages to include infinity in each of these seconds"—C. J. Laity.