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2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award October 2, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

NEIU Golden Gala and Alumni Awards Ceremony DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD The Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest alumni honor the University bestows. It recognizes a particular achievement of note, a series of such achievements or a career of outstanding accomplishment. Since the award’s inception in 2005, Northeastern has recognized alumni who have distinguished themselves as preeminent in their fields, excelling in their vocations and avocations. 2020 ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS Ana Castillo Distinguished Alumna Award B.A. 1975 Art/Secondary Education Ana Castillo is a celebrated…

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Between the World and Me: Recommended Book Read August 27, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

When I read BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME at times I was unable to get through passages because my eyes welled with tears and memories of growing up, becoming an adult brown woman in the United States–from mid-twentieth century through the 21st and sharing the pain of being born in a world not meant for you.

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La Tolteca 2.0 #4 Aug.21, 2020 August 21, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

Issue #4, August 21, 2020 Welcome to our fourth issue.  Featured here are Chi-Town creatives!  So much is happening in Chicago this summer.  We send our love & hope for continued strength to that American of American cities. Included in this issue we introduce Creative Guadalupe Chairez. Also included poets Marcelo Castillo, Mary K. Hawley and Mike Puican, Academic and Curandera Laura de los Santos, and Writer Sandra Jackson-Opoku   We are celebrating life in…

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MY BOOK OF THE DEAD: Selected, Published Poems (by Ana Castillo) August 16, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

Poems from MY BOOK OF THE DEAD (unpublished collection by Ana Castillo, 2020). This group of poems has been previously published in various books & literary journals. (Some alignments may be off due to  cut & pasting.  (No comments on edits or grammar, please.  This is being done.). I’m happy to share & thank you for reading.  Positive vibe comments here are always welcome. All the line drawings are mine.  (Please don’t reproduce w/out my…

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Nuevo poema: A Francisco X. July 30, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

Thank you to Nueva York Poetry Review for including my poem in their recent issue. Thanks also to Julieta Corpus who assisted in translation to English. This poem, written on the death of the Chicano poet, Francisco X. Alarcón is included in my new unpublished. collection, MY BOOK OF THE DEAD. Following is the first part of the poem. Francisco X., q.e.p.d. https://www.nuevayorkpoetryreview.com/Nueva-york-Poetry-Review-2616-1-poesia-chicana-ana-castillo   A FRANCISCO X   I Algo presentía ese raro día. Esperando,…

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LA TOLTECA 2.0 Guidelines July 8, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

GUIDELINES LA TOLTECA 2.0 is making its return here at www.anacastillo.net  It is a virtual zine with ongoing posts. You may submit to ana@anacastillo.net Youl’ll receive an automated response and nothing further.  (If you don’t receive the automated response alert me on FB messenger) For consideration to the following new features only unpublished, never posted on SM, original images and material.  If your work is selected it will be posted the following Friday.  If not,…

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La Tolteca 2.0 July 2, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

  So pumped to kickstart La Tolteca 2.0 this weekend! Check out La Tolteca (2010-2016) Well, wha happen was…2016.  Then a mental dive about it in January 2017…but we see the light at the end of this purgatory, trial for humanity and we’re back! You’ll be able to check us out here.  The blog will be La Tolteca 2.0 and virtual.  We’ll do what we did before–feature reviews, photography, interviews, essays, poetry and commentary as…

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