2021: A YEAR FOR CLEANING HOUSE January 8, 2021 – Posted in: Blog
In the spirit of upholding beauty to restore our hearts and spirits, I’m thrilled to announce my new forthcoming publication.
MY BOOK OF THE DEAD: NEW POEMSContinue 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
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…Continue reading
Sharing Perspective: Ana Castillo Uses Autobiographies to Inspire Students The ZOOM program with Diablo Valley Community College in N. California was both a pleasure and an honor. I appreciate the student writer in the school paper. It isn’t my custom to correct facts in public interviews. But when giving advice to aspiring young writers and students in writing classes, it’s important to get my message right. It’s important but not critical. Still, today, it’s an…Continue reading