AzaharesThe ninth edition of “Azahares,” the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s annual Spanish literary magazine, is now available.


The magazine includes poetry, digital photography, short fiction and poetic prose pieces, including Marden Ortiz's prose piece ’Ortiz y yo,’ a humorous reflection the nature of human duality; the structured lyricism of Luis Miguel Macías's poetry; and Jesús Sedeño Gutiérrez's digital photography of Mexican urban settings.


Dr. Paul Hankins, dean of the College of Communication, Languages, Arts and Social Sciences, said the magazine was a wonderful celebration of Latino culture. 


“‘Azahares’ is an impressive collection of works by a talented group of writers,” Hankins said. “This Department of World Languages publication is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate creative and literary expression in the Spanish language.”


Included in the publication are works by:


Ames, Iowa: Ana Hurtado.


Brooklyn, N.Y.: A.D. Bisono.


County Louth, Ireland: Adolfo Escat.


Dyer: Atziry Betzaly Piña.


Fort Smith: Ana María Romo Blas, Jesús Sedeño Gutiérrez and Marden Ortiz.


McFarland, Calif.: Rocío Bravo.


Mena: Lydia Razo.


Norman, Okla.: Luis Miguel Macías.


Puerto Rico: Elidio La Torre Lagares.


Santiago del Estero, Argentina: Marina Nasif.


The “Azahares” 2014 editorial board consists of Dr. Francesco Tarelli, assistant professor of world languages; Dr. Rosario Nolasco-Schultheiss, assistant professor of world languages; Madeline Martinez, instructor of world languages; and Dr. Mary Sobhani, assistant professor of world languages. The publication of the magazine is made possible through the support of Dr. Paul B. Beran, UAFS chancellor; Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Hankins. Cover art and magazine layout were designed by Stan Soultaire of the UAFS Marketing and Communications Office.


Free copies of “Azahares” are available at the Boreham Library on UAFS campus, as well as at the Fort Smith Public Library main branch. For more information, contact Sobhani at or 479-788-7979.


Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016
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