Mother Tongue by Ignacio Carvajal

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Ignacio Carvajal is Costa Rican. His work has previously appeared in the Acentos Review, the Rio Grande Review, the anthologies Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, among others. His bilingual collection, Plegarias, won first place in the continental contest Poetic Bridges by Casa Cultural de las Américas in Houston and will be released in November during the International Literature Festival. Ignacio is member of the Latino Writers Collective of Kansas City and the Taller Literario Don Chico in Costa Rica. He will join the faculty of the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas this fall.

“Mother Tongue” also appeared in the Rio Grande Review, Fall 2018.

The Acentos Review 2019