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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 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 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 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 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...]

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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 LUIS RODRÍGUEZ “RUNNING TO AMERICA”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the acclaimed coming of age novel, "Always Running." He is also a community activist, anti-gang crusader and founder of the Tia Chucha Bookstore and Cultural Center … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD NEPHTALÍ ON MONTOYA

  Hoy Sembraron a José  Montoya (General of the RCAF)   © by Nephtalí  De León hoy sembraron a José Montoya pilot on a mission dropping bombs of rebel art in the barrios of Aztlan he’d … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALARCÓN ON MONTOYA

  A Poet Is a River   to José Montoya(1932-2013), Chicano poet laureate, who decided to celebrate his book “InFormation: 20 Years of Joda,” by reading poems at La Raza / Galería Posada in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE ON JOSÉ MONTOYA

Ode for José Montoya (9/29/13) we begin with you with paints desert lands of Escabosa New Mexico trails & morning conversations back in that time we all do not know that early time as a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “EL LOUIE”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and political activist. Here he reads from his celebrated bilingual poem, "El Louie," a reading that took place at Occidental College in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “PACHUCO PORTFOLIO”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and activist who has been in the forefront of the Chicano art movement. One of his most celebrated poems is titled "Pachuco Portfolio" which pays homage to the … [Read more...]

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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...]