In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have curated a selection of resources below to help you discover, celebrate, and honor the vast contributions of Hispanic and Latinx linguists, orators, authors, and poets, whose words and work continue to remind us of the power of words.
Highlighting Heritage: Latinx Voices and the Hispanosphere
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Planet Word! Download the Highlighting Heritage: Latinx Voices and the Hispanosphere Themed-Experience Guide for your next visit and enjoy the identified exhibits that highlight the rich heritage of Latinx community members and the larger Hispanosphere.
Explore Latinx American poetry and culture with this collection of contemporary poets and articles curated by the Poetry Foundation.Explore the collection
Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work truly engages the viewer as it explores the possibilities of human connection. His Speaking Willow stands outside Planet Word as an open invitation to all who pass by its historic grounds to consider what words mean to them — encouraging passersby to enter the museum’s doors and participate in multimedia installations on the power of words.
The Life Work of Ana Celia Zentella
Planet Word Advisor Ana Celia Zentella is the 2023 recipient of the ALLA Distinguished Career Award for her work in anthropolitical linguistics advocating for linguistic diversity and multilingualism. In this interview with Yomaira Figueroa, she discusses her decades-long career, as well as New York Spanglish, the stigmatization of certain types of Spanish, legislation targeting multilingual students, and the importance of diasporic Latinx poetics.