Spotlight: Bessy Reyna (Hobard Village Festival of Women Writers, 2015)
POEMS IN PRINT
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0935312544 (The Defiant Muse: Hispanic Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present)
REVIEWS IN SPANISH
SELECTED OPINION PIECES AVAILABLE IN JOURNALISM ARCHIVE
I was an opinion columnist for the Hartford Courant from July 2000 to September 2009.
Reyna, Bessy. (2000, July 21). We prepare for terrorists, ignore our own terror. The Hartford Courant. p. A17.· Reyna, Bessy. (2001, October 19). We can’t bomb our way to a safer world. The Hartford Courant. p. A19.· Reyna, Bessy. (2003, August 3). From the land of uncivil unions. The Hartford Courant. p. A17.· Reyna, Bessy. (2004, August 20). Feminism’s foes turning back the clock on gender roles. The Hartford Courant. p. A11.· Reyna, Bessy. (2006, June 16). Hearing The Dixie Chicks with a new attitude. The Hartford Courant. p. A13.
Bessy Reyna was the producer of a two-week poetry festival sponsored by the city of Hartford and the Hartford Public Library, bringing poets to all the neighborhoods in Hartford. This video shows the “Grand Finale” with the participation of 20 members of the immigrant communities in the area, reading poems in their own languages.