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Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pablo Neruda poems ‘of extraordinary quality’ discovered

*Subhead: More than 20 unseen works found, which his publisher says amount to ‘a literary event of universal significance.’ VL By Alison Flood, The Guardian More than 20 unpublished poems by Pablo Neruda – works of “extraordinary quality” according to his publisher – have been unearthed among the papers of the late Nobel laureate in his native Chile. Neruda’s

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

One poet who won’t be boxed in

By Jenny Patiño, Latina Voices According to Cuban-American poet Rita María Martínez, if you attend one of her readings “expecting that every poem is going to have coconuts in it, or mangos, or that every poem is going...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Chicanísima Chicago Cultural Calendar: April 2013

By Teresa Puente, Chicanísima We’re still waiting for spring to arrive in Chicago, but there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house this month. Here is a selection of events that may interest Chicanísima readers....

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Latino Inauguration Poet Discusses Impact of Inaugural Reading

By Dorie Baker, Yale News Is the inaugural poem a new sub-genre of poetry? According to two practitioners of the form, the answer might be “yes.” Poet Richard Blanco and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander, two of only...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Our People, Our Future: Richard Blanco in Conversation

By Ricardo Blanco, Poets.org Click on picture to read story.

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

What Chicanos Can Learn From Steve Jobs in a New Era

By DeeDee Garcia Blase, Huffington Post Latino Voices December 21, 2012, is a thing of the past now. We survived the end of the world even though some predicted it would end, but in my view, 12-21-2012, marks the...

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Ricardo Yañez Reads “Hymn To Vatos” (Video)

By Tia Tenopia, Latinopia The Librotraficante Banned Book Caravan swept through Southwest cities in March of 2012.  The caravan was bringing banned books to the high school students of Tucson, Arizona. It was there that local school...

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Book Review: “Emplumada” By Lorna Dee Cervantes

Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D., Latinopia Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) is a California native of Mexican-American and Native-American heritage. Her impact on Chicana poetry prior to and since the publication of her iconic, American Book...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Bien Hecho: Carmen Tafolla Is San Antonio’s First Poet Laureate

Earlier this month, the city of San Antonio, Texas inaugurated its first Poet Laureate, UTSA scholar Dr. Carmen Tafolla. Tafolla, currently the university’s writer-in-residence for Children’s, Youth, and Transformative Literature was selected by Mayor Julián Castro for her...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Bien Hecho: California Swears In First Latino Poet Laureate

California Governor Jerry Brown swore in Juan Felipe Herrera as the state’s new Poet Laureate last week.  Herrera currently serves as Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. Aside from being...

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Word Of The Day: “Legal Alien”

By Tia Tenopia Pat Mora is a poet, novelist and author of children’s books. Her writings often reflect the conflictive nature of being bilingual and bi-cultural. Here she reads the poem “Legal Alien,” which explores the unease...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Pablo Neruda Is The Food Of Nerdy Latino Love

By Eres Nerd The approach of St. Valentine’s signifies the annual season where Latino nerds across los Estados Unidos discover Pablo Neruda. Like Christian using Cyrano De Bergerac, Neruda becomes a proxy for many Latino nerds in expressing...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Poetry May Not Be About Money, But It’s About Much More

When I was living or traveling in different countries, I would tell everyone I met that I was a poet. Almost every time, the person inquiring about me seemed genuinely delighted or impressed. This is because other...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Beyond Baroque, The Center For LA’s Poetry Scene

Beyond Baroque is a literary center in Los Angeles that’s housed in the old Venice City Hall. Originally a magazine, Beyond Baroque got its start as a storefront phenomenon and hub for Angelino Poetics, and ended up...

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