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Putin’s Puppet: A Poem February 26, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

“’Xicanisma Prophecies Post 2012 Putin’s Puppet’ tells another story. It’s hard-hitting political power. Want to read a poem that explains the political nightmare we are a part of, read this poem and memorize it and recite it at parties.”  

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New Reader: Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo (Univ of Pittsburgh Press) December 12, 2020 – 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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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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