FINDING THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE CHARACTER YOU ARE WRITING, A FATHER’S DAY POEM, ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES AND WHOSE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS IT ANYWAY?
This week on Latinopia: renowned poet/authors Pat Mora and Alberto Rios talk about how they find the “voice’ of the characters in their writings. Alberto is known for such works as The Iguna Killer, The Theater of Night, Five Indiscretions and The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body. Pat Mora is known for her poetry collection Chants and the novel House of Houses. Latinopia asked them independently about their approach to writing and found both authors “listen” to the memory of people they have known. Not to be missed.
And be sure to check out poet Sarah Rafael García’s Father’s Day remembrance in her poem “In All My Memories.” Bring a hankie. Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Institute’s Latino Project, returns with his monthly blog, Mirándolo Bien with Eduardo Díaz. This week he tackles a question that has surfaced many times over: whose Civil Rights Movement is it anyway? And don’t miss our regulars–Zombie Mex Diaries and Angela’s Photo of the Week.
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!