Arte Público Press

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Arte Público Press
Parent companyUniversity of Houston
FounderNicolás Kanellos
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationHouston
Publication typesBooks

Arte Público Press, in Houston, Texas, is the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, part of the University of Houston. It publishes approximately 30 titles per year.

Arte Público was founded in 1979 by its current director, Nicolás Kanellos, Ph.D. Dr. Kanellos also founded and edited the Revista Chicana-Riqueña from 1972 to 1999. In 1980, Arte Público became a part of the University of Houston, where it is housed today.

In 1992, Arte Público launched the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage" project in order to recover, index and publish lost Latino writings dating from the American colonial period to 1960. In 1994, they created Piñata Books, their children's and young adult literature imprint.

Arte Público has published Lamberto Alvarez Victor Villaseñor, Nicholasa Mohr, Luis Valdez, Miguel Piñero, Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Helena Maria Viramontes, Sergio Troncoso, Miguel Algarín, Graciela Limón, Gwendolyn Zepeda, Daniel Olivas, Daniel Chacón, Pat Mora, and José Ángel Gutiérrez.

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