MILWAUKEE POET, BORDERLANDS & A TEJANO BLOG.
What up my bodagious Latinopians! This week we skew to literature. We visit with poet Amarilis Martínez, a Milwaukee based author, as she reads two poems at the Festival de Flor y Canto, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow convened at USC in September of 2010. Check out her reading!
From Dr. Thelma Reyna we have another in our series of Classics of Latina Literature. This week Dr. Reyna reviews “Bordelands, “ a classic work by the late Tejana Lesbain author Gloria Anzaldúa. Sadly, she passed away in 2004, but as you will see from Dr. Reyna’s review, the power of her writing lives on.
We also have a guest blog this week from Dr. Arturo Madrid, Professor of Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In October of this year, Dr. Madrid delivered a thoughtful and visionary assessment of the challenges and responsibilities facing Latinos in the United States at the Biennial Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association. Latinopia thought it was important enough for us to share it on our site. Check it out!
And be sure to see what’s up with Zombie boy Lazo as he finds out more about his heritage as a Mexican zombie in Zombie Mex Diaries. And if your holiday shopping isn’t done yet (whose is?!) be sure to visit our suggestions for Holiday Gift Ideas.