Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


The Four Homes of Poetry: Writing from the Aztlan

The Four Homes of Poetry: Writing from the Aztlan

Thursday, March 3, at 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University Chicago 

Aaron A. Abeyta is a Colorado native and professor of English at Adams State University and the Mayor of Antonito, Colorado, his hometown.   

He is the author of four collections of poetry and one novel.  For his book, colcha, Abeyta received an American Book Award and the Colorado Book Award.  In addition, his novel,Rise, Do Not be Afraid, was a finalist for the 2007 Colorado Book Award and El Premio Aztlan.  Abeyta was awarded a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for poetry, and he is the former Poet Laureate of Colorado’s Western Slope, as named by the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival.

Abeyta received his MFA from Colorado State University.  He lives in Antonito, Colorado where he can remain close to his family and culture, both of which greatly influence his work.