Peace to all today on this day of honoring our adored Guadalupe-Tonantzin. 2020 has truly been a year of mourning for the country and the world due to the pandemic. We also mourn the Latino/a literary icons, maestro/as–who led the way for others– who left this life this year. Those of us surviving mourn the loss of freedom to move about outside our homes without fear of contagion, suffering and death. We light our candles today to send out a flame of hope in Her name. We pray for wisdom and courage to protect ourselves, each other and the planet.
–from intro, GODDESS OF THE AMERICAS, ED. Ana Castillo
Several editions in English and Spanish available of this anthology. (Riverhead; NY, 1997/8/9) An unorthodox and unconventional view of writers who were also devotees. Check it out!