ROSES, OLD DOGS, WENDY DAVIS, AND WHAT IS POETRY?
Howdi my Latinopian buckaroos! Tia Tenopia welcoming you to another wild west week of Latinopia videos and blogs. Check it out! Our videos this week feature acclaimed Chicano poet, activist and educator Francisco X. Alarcón with some cool observations on the nature of poetry. Francisco is impassioned about his craft as you will see from this vivacious interview. As my Tio Braulio might say, ‘sta pesao este vato!
Our other video this week is from Ricardo Lira Acuña. He brings us another of his Ricky Luv Videos, this time a poem titled, “These Roses For You.” After you watch this you’ll want to go out and get some Roses for your compañora compañero. And why not? But hey, who brings flowers to your Tia…nadie 🙁
Sara Inés Calderón, the thoughty-ist Latina that your Tia knows, returns with a considered look at the future of Texas politics for Latinos. She speculates what the impact might be if Wendy Davis, who commanded national headlines with her filibuster at the Texas capital, were to run for Governor of the state. How would this impact Latinos? Check out her surprising answer this week on Thinking Latina with Sara Inés Calderón.
Sal Baldenegro brings us another Political Salsa y Más blog. This week it’s reflection on the 1983 Clifton Morenci miners strike in Arizona that pitted Latino miners against not just the Phelps Dodge Corporation but the governor of Arizona himself, Bruce Babbitt. Check out this important part of Chicano/Latino American history.
From New Mexico, Don Felip De Ortego returns with a thought-provoking Bravo Road blog on the power of words in the human experience. And Don Felipe personalizes it with reference to his beautiful and smart thirteen year old retriever Cha Cha. Dogs learn fifty and more human words, but how much dog language do you know?
Don’t miss Angela Ortiz’s latest Photo of the Week, a subtle lovely photo called, “Morning.”
Serge Hernández is off this week, preparing more Arnie and Porfi cartooning. But check his cartoons next week. And Zombie Mex will also be returning next week. Hey, what the heck happened to our boy Lazaro–he passed out?! How can that be?
Okay, ‘nuff said. Time for me to stop yakking and for you to start viewing and reading.