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Nat’l Poetry Month: ‘These Times’ April 2, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

In recognition of National Poetry here is a poem I written in 2018 in commemoration of the first African American woman president at my alma mater in Chicago, NEIU.  I had the distinct honor to read it at her inauguration ceremony.  Enjoy! These Times   I   In these times, you and I share, amidst the air you and I breathe, inspiration we take from day to day thriving, opposition we meet, the sacred conch…

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La Comunidad–To limpia or not to limpia? March 20, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

We are entering Spring Equinox.  The world is on alert and populations are challenged as never before. As a Chicana/mexicana-indigena I grew up and have always had limpias as part of our lives.  We do all kinds of limpias–sweeping with a huevo, usamos hierbas y aquas preparadas, baños. Friday is a good day for a limpia. You don’t have to find a curandera, santera, or modern bruxa/os.  If you’d like a recommendation on how to…

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Spain residence, Spring, 2020 December 1, 2019 – Posted in: Blog, recent

  I will be in Spain this year accepting a residency.It will be brief and near Madrid.  If you teach my work or on a related theme (Feminist Studies, gender, Latin/Latino lit, Chicana, Xicanx, etc.) in Spain and would like to contact me when I am in the country, email please at ana@anacastillo.net. Será breve y cerca de Madrid.  Si a caso eres profesor y trabajas con los temas de mis libros y quieres comunicarte…

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