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La Tolteca 2.0 Issue #8: Teaching, learning & thriving during a Pandemic October 16, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

La Tolteca 2.0                                                                     October 16. 2020 We are in the 11th hour in these United States regarding presidential elections.  The world is experiencing a deadly viral pandemic and everywhere there are natural catastrophes, mostly due to climate change that end displacing communities.…

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La Tolteca 2.0 Issue #7: ¡Qué viva la música! October 2, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

La Tolteca 2.0 #7                October 2, 2020 Bien venidos/as to L/T 2.0 #7.  You don’t have to be a Boomer to check us out, contribute or identify with the creatives–thrivers and survivors of these most unprecedented of times–that we feature.  If you are, however, we are here for you.  In these United States we are in the midst of national elections during a world pandemic.  Climate change has…

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Poet in NY w/ rebozos y chales 2017-2020 September 5, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

           Remembering my days in NYC 2017-20 through the rebozos  y chales…           The traditional rebozo has been used by Mexican indigenous and mestizas for centuries.  It is utilitarian, symbolic of tribal. and regional affiliations, represents our femininity, humbleness and our pride. Yes, I was writing poems.  The collection is called:  My Book of the Dead.        

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A Storm Upon Us, poem by Ana Castillo, 2015. August 10, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

And when the storm is upon you,

when it has destroyed your homes,

and your children are not fine

and your dreams of golden roses and bright days are nowhere

but in the pages of a storybook,

we will be content in our heavens eating peeled

grapes, sipping fine wines from our vineyards of abundance,

sitting on our thrones,

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La Tolteca 2.0 Issue #3. Aug. 7, 2020 August 7, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

ISSUE #3, August 7, 2020 VERY EXCITED TO DELIVER THIS THIRD ISSUE OF LA TOLTECA 2.0.  Poets, artists and teachers featured here live now in Jamaica, Mexico and California.  Through community involvement, art, poems and a desire to record reflections is their shared empathy for humanity and the planet that is all our home.  Contributors in this issue:  Opal Palmer Adisa, John Kaine, Ed J. McCaughan and Joey Villareal. Here we go, amigos, amigas, dam-x…

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