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LATINOPIA WORD DANIEL ACOSTA “HOMEBOY 1″

Daniel Acosta is a writer whose short stories have appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines and in Anthologies. Latinopia caught up with Daniel at the 2010 Flor y Canto Literary Festival convened by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANIEL ACOSTA “HOMEBOY 2″

Daniel Acosta is a writer whose short stories have appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines and in Anthologies. Latinopia caught up with Daniel at the 2010 Flor y Canto Literary Festival convened by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG ROSALIO MUÑ0Z “LESSONS FROM THE VIETNAM WAR”

Lessons of the Vietnam War. Since August we began the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Pentagon has $63 million to commemorate the war until 1975. It was a long war. The priorities are … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “VOICE”

Dagoberto Gilb is a Mexican American writer of short stories and novels whose short story collection The Magic of Blood won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANNY ROMERO

Danny Romero is a California poet and novellist based in Sacramento. In addition to several chapbooks of poetry, he is the author of the novel Calle 10. He read his poetry at the 2010 Flor y Canto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI ON CRIME WRITING

Lucha Corpi is the author of such crime novels as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, Death at Solstice and others. Latinopia asked Lucha about writing crime novels and how that differs from her … [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 GUEST BLOG MARGARITO J. GARCIA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART TWO”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART II As I have mentioned in previous writings, nothing validates more what I do through my own writings than the responses I get from my readers about my writings. Such … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI “CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK BURNER”

Lucha Corpi is a celebrated mystery writer who has created the character of Gloria Damasco a clairvoyant Chicana detective who solves crimes in novels such as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MOLINA “SAN VALENTÍN”

Alejandro Molina is a poet and member of "Noches Bohemias," a group of poets from various Latin American countries who meet regularly at the Tia Chucha Cultural Center and bookstore in Sylmar, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “16TH AND VALENCIA”

Alejandro Murguía is a  poet and prose writer who has won the prestigious American Book Award twice for his short story collections.  In 2013 he was named Poet Laureate of the city of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD TONY MARES REMEMBERED

Tony Mares and I were kindred spirits. Our friendship was effortless. He had a streak of the rebel, and a mischievous twinkle in his eye… both qualities I could easily relate to. He served on my … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD A.E.”TONY” MARES

Ernesto Antonio "Tony" Mares was a New Mexico poet, historian, essayist and fictoin writer. He passed away on January 30, 2015. Here Tony Mares reads his poem, "In Search of Durruti," at the 2010 … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG DR. RUDY ACUÑA 2.02.15 “DYING COMMUNITIES”

DYING COMMUNITIES-FORGOTTEN MEMORIES With age you become more nostalgic. Lately, for instance, I take things very seriously, and struggles such as the one with the university (CSUN) and its … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE LATINA VOICE

Today Latina authors and poets make up an important part of Latino/a literature. But there was a time when this was not the case. Dr. Tomas Ybarrra Frausto, author, art and literature critic and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DEEP DOWN DARK”

On August 5, 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped underground following a mine cave-in at the Chilean town of Copiapó. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar obtained exclusive … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ANAYA ON WRITING

Rudolfo Anaya is the pioneering Chicano author of more than a dozen books including the acclaimed coming of age novel Bless me,Ultima. Latinopia asked Anaya about how he goes about writing and what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG RUDY ACUÑA 11.25.14 “THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE”

THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE- DEBUNKING THE ILLUSION. Recent political developments in Mexico and the United States have killed any illusion that political change is possible through the electoral … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG ERNEST HOGAN

NOTES ON THE IRISH/MEXICAN FRONTIER by Ernest Hogan A lot of people have a hard enough time dealing with the complicated reality of Mexican Americans – when you add Irish to the mix, their brains … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “ALWAYS RUNNING”

Luis J. Rodríguez’s coming of age novel Always Running, chronicles an adolescence steeped in vicious gang life and drug addiction. Luis miraculously survived his years as a gang member and went on to … [Read more...]