Hola Mis Queridos! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Your Tia is still recuperating from too much pavo and margaritas and too little sleep. Pero como dicen, “I”ll have plenty of time to sleep when I’m six feet under!” But this week–pos hay me ves— I am in a writing mode. Sí, I have decided to open up the laptop and do some original poetry! And what’s all this about, you ask? Well, old friends are joining this week on Latinopia.com an, in Literature, one of them is Arizona poet Alberto “Tito” Ríos. You’ve seen him read his poetry on Latinopia: “Returning to the Cat” and “Theater of Night.” If you haven’t eye-boned these videos yet, check them out on the literature page.You won’t be disappointed. But this time Alberto tells us how he goes about writing a poem y púes me inspiro! Nothing like hearing it from the master himself to get your creative juices flowing. Check out his awesome comments on how to go about writing a poem. Y dale chanza–don’t be bashful!
In Cinema, celebrated actor Danny De La Paz returns to tell us about his role as “Puppet” in the iconic movie “American Me.” Danny had a real challenge ahead of him when he undertook this complex role and he carried it off brilliantly–check out the back story! And also in Literature, we have a book review of the classic 1967 coming of age saga Down These Mean Streets by Nuyoriican Piri Thomas. Now as you probably know, Piri Thomas passed away last month but his ground breaking novel continues to inspire and illuminate. The review is by a profe, no less, Dr. Thelma Reyna from California State University at Los Angeles.
So lot’s of good cultura on Latinopia this week. Enjoy! OOXX Tia Tenopia