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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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Homage to Akilah January 30, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

We are not the women who’ll be hailed by White institutions for our poems.  We are among the mothers whose hearts, laid heavy with history and tradition left to dark skinned women for 500 years did our best. 

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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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