Novels in Audio 2023! February 15, 2023 – Posted in: Books, recent
This year I am happy to announce to all and anyone interested that one by one all of my novels are going into audio books.Continue reading
Belated new year to my readers: The year starts with two nice heads up: Ms. & the interview with Allium in my hometown, Chicago featuring my very early work and start as a feminist-described poet, writer, thinker & translator.Continue reading
I received an early Xmas gift this year.
It’s this song composed for a class project. I’m thankful to the professor who assigned my book. Motherhood, mothering, being a mother…what can I add that hasn’t been said?Continue reading
“… I’m sent back by the gods, who say ‘not so fast, you’ve got some more work to do.’ Instead of going on to paradise forever, I’m returned to a sea shore, to my family who is waiting for me. The book offers some hope, some consolation, after our journey through the many hells that we have been through.”Continue reading
“I Heard the Cries of Two Hundred Children”
I heard the cries of two hundred children
bleating in the desert.
They were not two hundred but two thousand…Continue reading
MY BOOK OF THE DEAD paints a vivid panorama, a contemporary Hieronymus Bosch triptych in breathtaking magnificence because of Castillo’s skill, her ear, her vision, and her courage. Infused with passion, lyricism, and magical realism, Castillo makes us laugh and cry and speaks truth we need to hear.Continue reading
Drawings by Castillo are featured throughout the collection and further showcase her connection to her work as both a writer and a visual artist. MY BOOK OF THE DEAD is a remarkable collection that features a poet at the height of her craft.Continue reading
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.Continue reading