Carmen Tafolla

Dr. Carmen Tafolla, State Poet Laureate of Texas (2015–16) and the first City Poet Laureate of San Antonio (2012–14), is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans, Rebozos, and her upcoming novel in verse, Guerrera: A Warrior’s Journal (Penguin Books, 2023). A Professor Emerita of Bicultural Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas–San Antonio and former President of the Texas Institute of Letters, Tafolla was born and raised in the West Side Barrios of San Antonio, where her family has lived for more than 300 years.

Books by Carmen Tafolla
Arte del Pueblo: The Outdoor Public Art of San Antonio
I'll Always Come Back to You