Casandra López


Casandra López is a Chicana and California Indian writer who has received fellowships from CantoMundo and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with SFAI, SAR, and Hedgbrook. She is the author of the chapbook Where Bullet Breaks (Sequoyah National Research Center, 2014), and her chapbook Brother Bullet was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2019. She is the co-founder of As Us: A Space for Writers of the World.

  • June 18, 2020 Casandra López
    Detail of a Cowlitz artist’s Large Coiled Gathering Basket, ca. 1900, cedar root and beargrass, Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, Portland Art Museum, 2012.97.11 In spring 2020 I had the opportunity…
  • Casandra López
    Photo: David Cantu/Flickr Brother piles sand on his pregnant girlfriend’s belly. On her sandy stomach I draw a belly button. Soon it will be dusk  and the last surfers in the distance will disappear …