Dixie Salazar

Red Chair in a Window, Dixie Salazar


Dixie Salazar is a local poet, artist and activist who has taught poetry at Corcoran Prison and Valley State Prison for women, Chowchilla where she learned how to make tamales out of Fritos and canned chile. Dixie has published a novel, Limbo in 1998, which was inspired by a toilet planted with marigolds in a neighbor's yard and she also has four poetry collections: Hotel Fresno, Reincarnation of the Commonplace (a national poetry award winner), Blood Mysteries from University of Arizona Press in 2003 and Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet in 2009. Recent projects involve work with the homeless in Fresno. A collection of poetry named Altar for an Escaped Voice has just been published by Tebot Bach. It contains sections of poems in the voices of inmates and also homeless poems. She has an art studio at 654 Van Ness, Fresno where she collaborates with the cockroaches. You can go to her website: http://www.dixiesalazar.com

Art by Dixie Salazar

Red Chair in a Window

Spanish Shawl

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