Latinx Philosophy

Latinx poet / Latinx philosophy
Latinx poet / Latinx philosopher Giannina Braschi

Latinx Poet

Latinx poet and radical thinker Giannina Braschi is the award-winning author of Empire of DreamsYo-Yo Boing!, and United States of Banana.

The United States Library of Congress describes her life’s work as “cutting-edge, influential and even revolutionary.” 

Her subjects range from love, liberty, inspiration, and creativity to economy, immigration, incarceration, decolonization, and revolution.

Born in San Juan and based in Manhattan, Braschi writes cross-genre works that are structural hybrids of poetry, fiction, essay, theater, manifesto, and political philosophy.

With a PhD in Hispanic Literatures from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, Braschi taught at Rutgers University, Colgate University, and City University of New York.

This Latinx poet has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Danforth Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Puerto Rican Institute for Culture, Rutgers University, PEN America, Cambio 16 in Madrid, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE). Her scholarly publications include a book on the Spanish Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and essays on Miguel de Cervantes, Garcilaso de la Vega, Antonio Machado, and Federico García Lorca.

Her life’s work in vanguard literature and radical thinking is the subject of “Poets, Philosophers, Lovers: On the Writings of Giannina Braschi”, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and Tess O’Dwyer. Library Journal recommends her work for “fans of philosophical fiction such as Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra”.

Called “one of the most innovative writers of our time” by El Centro, Braschi has influenced a new generation of artists, writers, and makers. Her texts have been widely adapted to other art forms, spanning comics/graphic novel, chamber music, theater play, painting, sculpture, urban planning, and industrial design.

Latinx philosopher Giannina Braschi wins Camabio Prize from Cambio16 in Madrid for lifetime achievements in creating a literature of hope.

Braschi is recognized as one of today’s foremost experimental Latinx authors.

Frederick Luis Aldama
Poets, Philosophers, Lovers: On the Writings of Giannina Braschi

Latinx Philosophy and Poetry Books

Latinx Philosophy | Latinx Poetry
Empire of Dreams by Giannina Braschi

Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing
Yo-Yo Boing! by Giannina Braschi

Latinx philosophy Latinx poetry
United States of Banana by Giannina Braschi

“I am always looking for originality. And originality is going back to the origin and finding an empty chair. Would you gladly sit on it? No thank you. It is empty for a reason. That’s where my ass was. Not where my head is now.” 

Giannina Braschi
World Literature Today

Syllabus recommendations. Teach these books by Latinx Poet Giannina Braschi in coursework on: American Novel, Contemporary American Poetry, Latin American Literature, Latin American Poets, Latinx Philosophy, Caribbean Philosophy, Contemporary Latin American Philosophy, Nuyorican Poetry, Nuyorican Movement, Contemporary Latinx Philosophy, Feminist Literature, Latinx Poetry, Puerto Rican Author, Postmodern Literature, Epic Poems, Experimental Fiction, Latino Theater, Contemporary American Literature, American Dream, Cities, Migrant Literature, Apocalypse, and Revolution in Literature.

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