JOSÉ MONTOYA PRESENTE!
The Latinopia family is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our long time friend and collaborator, the pioneering and legendary artist, poet and social activist José Montoya. Don José passed away yesterday, September 25th, at the age of 81. We offer here José at his prime, reading his poems “El Louie” and “Pachuco Porfolio,” as well as a remembrance by his son, Richard Montoya, telling us about what happened when José and other Chicano poets traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Watching these videos will remind you of what a great loss our community has suffered. Que en pas decanse. TT.