Juan Luis Guzmán on CantoMundo:
is awesome and transformative power in community. If you’re lucky, coming
together with community can be a baptism of sorts, something like purification.
For me, CantoMundo was more than this. CantoMundo was complete rebirth. I found
myself challenged by the other fellows, discombobulated by workshop lectures and
faculty notes, and torn to pieces by masterful readings and discussions. In the
midst of this, I had time to reassemble myself, to discard what wasn’t working,
and to weld the familiar fragments of myself to the newly discovered pieces. In
the end, I boarded the plane wearing beautiful new skin..."