Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet and freelance writer. Her work has appeared at On Being, The Rumpus, Rock & Sling, Christianity Today, The Acentos Review, among others. She is a Jack Sr. and Doris McCord Smothers scholar at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where she is enrolled in the MA in English program with emphases in literature, creative writing, and social justice.

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When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry

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As a poet, I used to compartmentalize my poetry. Christian poetry, poetry of the body, and Spanglish poetry all had their unique boxes until I came across the term theopoetics in academic scholarship. We all know how language and scholarship work. While white men are busy naming theopoetics to utilize in scholarship, women, women of color, black women, and indigenous peoples have been theopoeticizing since before Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to the time of Macuilxochitzin.