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New Reader: Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo (Univ of Pittsburgh Press) – Posted in: Books, recent

For more than forty years, Chicana author Ana Castillo has produced novels, poems, and critical essays that forge connections between generations; challenge borders around race, gender, and sexuality; and critically engage transnational issues of space, identity, and belonging. Her contributions to Latinx cultural production and to Chicana feminist thought have transcended and contributed to feminist praxis, ethnic literature, and border studies throughout the Americas. 

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[Xicanisma Prophecies Post-2012] Putin’s Puppet : Poem December 6, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

[Xicanisma[*] Prophecies Post-2012]         Putin’s Puppet

 is not Aryan (or a golden-hair-Thor) but through & through as close

                                                                               to yellow as it gets.

A flim-flam man claiming billions no one sees.        

                                                                                     He & the Czar

had a chat at the Ritz,       

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Miguel Algarín se fue al cielo December 1, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

So   many years ago I added this book to my library.  Neruda was introduced to me by a good friend then, when I told her I had aspirations to become a poet. I don’t know how this title came into my possession but I still have it and consider it an important tool in my own development as a poet and translator. A few years later, I came to know Miguel Algarín, whom I first…

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