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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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My new book of poems, contract signed! November 18, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

Contact signed for the poetry collection MY BOOK OF THE DEAD:  Poems (2012-2020).  Cloth edition will be released in Fall, 2021.  It will include a few of my line drawings.  During the last years, line drawings were in a way, my version of ‘knitting,’ to maintain calmness.  My first creative impulse was drawing, so, please don’t take me literally when I compare it to ‘knitting.’ It’s very exciting and no humblebrag here when I also…

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