LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
Erika Ayon

Erika Ayón

Embodied Landscapes Water, Wildlife, and the Geographies that Shape Us, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Erika Ayón emigrated from Mexico when she was five years old and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English. She is a former PEN Emerging Voices Fellow. She has taught poetry to middle and high school students across Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Chiricú Journal, Wide Awake Anthology, Coiled Serpent Anthology, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection Orange Lady received Honorable Mention for Poetry at the 2019 International Latino Book Awards.