Hyattsville poet makes impression as publisher
“José Ballesteros of Hyattsville said he wrote poetry for two decades without sharing his work beyond friends and family.
“As a writer, I always felt comfortable that the stuff that I was working on was a work in progress and that I would know when my writing personally would be ready to be sent out,” said Ballesteros, a Spanish professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Now Ballesteros, 42, is sharing his work as the founder and editor of Zozobra Publishing, a bilingual press featuring poetry and prose by Latino writers.
Zozobra is the only Spanish-English publishing company in the Washington region, said Judith Freidenberg, a University of Maryland professor specializing in Latino issues in Prince George’s County.”
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