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New Reader: Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo (Univ of Pittsburgh Press) – 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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Advice for young students who want to write November 20, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

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…

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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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