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LATINOPIA WORD DIANA GARCÍA “BITTERSWEET HARVEST”

Diana García is a poet who grew up in the agricultural community of Merced, California. Her poetry often deals with the lives of farmworkers as well as feminist and family themes.  In September of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “MI MADRE”

Pat Mora is a celebrated poet who grew up along the US/Mexico border. Her poetry and children's books reflect the often conflictive nature of being Bilingual and Bicultural but also reveals her love … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “CONCRETE RIVER”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the highly acclaimed "Always Running," a memoir novel that tells the story of a wayward Chicano youth who manages to survive street life and make something of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CHRISTINE GRANADOS “MAN OF THE HOUSE”

Christine Granados is an author who was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her writings reflect her experiences growing up along the U.S./Mexico border. Her collection of short stories "Brides and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MACEO MONTOYA “CIELO ROJO”

  Maceo Montoya is both a graphic artist and an author. His first novel, "The Scoundrel and the Optimist," was published by the Bilingual Review Press in 2010. Maceo's paintings often inspire … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 1

On April 30, 2014 the first conference on Latino Science Fiction was convened at the University of California at Riverside. The event, organized by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is an Austin-based poet whose 2008 chapbook, “On a Greyhound Straight from the 915,” has won critical acclaim. Her literary inspirations range from Gertrude Stein to Gabriel García … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO “OUR LADY OF THE WATER GALLONS”

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, California. She volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAY OF THE REFUGIOS

Renowned Arizona poet Alberto "Tito" Rios, whose body of work includes numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, short story collections as well as a memoir, was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA

Sarah Rafael García is an educator and poet who resides in Santa Ana, California. In 2010, she participated in the Festival de Flor y Canto literary festival at the University of Southern California. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LISTEN TO THE “VOICES”

How does an author find the distinct "voice" of characters when he or she is creating a short story, novel or poem? Latinopia asked this question of poet/author Alberto Ríos and of poet/novelist Pat … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 2

On April 30, 2014 the first conference on Latino Science Fiction was convened at the University of California at Riverside. The event, organized by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD FRANCISCO ALARCÓN “CINCO DE MAYO”

CINCO DE MAYO  by Francisco X. Alarcón ________________________________ First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not at all the official Mexican Independence Day, nor does it commemorate the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “LEGAL ALIEN”

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 … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD MONTOYA ‘WHAT IS GREATEST CHICANO POEM?”

In 1974, Chicano poets José Montoya and José Antonio Burciaga traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. On a street corner in Loisaida (the Lower East Side of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “FROM THIS WICKED PATCH OF DUST”

Texas born Chicano author Sergio Troncoso's autobiographical novel, "From This Wicked Patch of Dust,"  tells the story of a  a multi-generational family from Isleta, Texas that spans decades. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ERNESTO HOGAN “HIGH AZTECH”

Ernest Hogan is a science fiction author of Irish and Mexican descent. His works include the novels "Cortez on Jupiter," "High Aztech," and "Smoking Mirror Blues."  In "High Aztech" he envisions a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDY CH. GARCÍA “THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS”

Rudy Ch. García is a Colorado author whose works range from science fiction and fantasy to the contemporary Chicano reality. In 2012, he published "The Closet of Discarded Dreams" in which the Chicano … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDOLFO ANAYA “BLESS ME ÚLTIMA”

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a pioneering, prolific and renowned Chicano author. His novel, Bless Me Última, is a magical story of a young boy's coming of age in 1940s New Mexico.  Set against a background of … [Read more...]