In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, San Antonio & Texas Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.
San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero explores the lessons we inherit—intentionally or unintentionally—from the communities into which we are born, including her own. Taking the time to acknowledge and share these lessons, through the process of writing, can serve to empower even the most underestimated and/or underserved.
THE MESQUITE, MARCH 2018
Student Newspaper at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Listen as Laurie Ann Guerrero reads "ARS POLITICA: HOW TO MAKE ART" from Split this Rock Poetry Database
TEDx SAN ANTONIO
FISH FOR FALLEN LIGHT
WITH DAN VERA, MAY 2020
Laurie Ann Guerrero reads & discusses "No Fly Zone," a poem by Eric Gamalinda and how, after many years, the poem continues to teach her.
2016-17 POET LAUREATE OF TEXAS
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO COMMENCEMENT, MAY 2019
This feature video with Texas A&M University-San Antonio writer-in-residence Laurie Ann Guerrero highlights her work, inspirations, and life experiences.
Listen as Laurie Ann Guerrero reads "BLESSING" from The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
Laurie Ann Guerrero reads "Between the Soil and the Sun," a poem commissioned by University President Cynthia Teniente-Matson for the 10th anniversary of the university.
LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
2014-16 POET LAUREATE OF San Antonio