THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: POETRY! POETRY! POETRY! JOSÉ MONTOYA READS “EL LOUIE,” NORA NARANJO READS “MY FATHER’S FEET,” ALBERTO RÍOS READS “RETURNING TO THE CAT,” AND THELMA REYNA READS “SLEEPLESS NIGHT” AND JOSÉ MURATTI TORO READS “JUST FOR TODAY.”
Latinopia begins the new year with a celebration of poetry by some of the most distinguished Latina and Latino poets in America. From California, we begin with the grandfather of Chicano poetry, the late great José Montoya as he reads his classic and one of the most reprinted poems “El Louie.” Next we visit with New Mexico poet Nora Naranjo as she reads her poem “My Father’s Feet.” From Arizona, Alberto “Tito” Ríos reads his haunting poem, “Returning to the Cat.” And from Altadena, California Thelma Reyna reads her poems “Sleepless Night,” “The Undivorced,” and “Call Me.” And all the way from San Juan, Puerto Rico, poet José Muratti Toro reads “Just for Today.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia and Feliz Año Nuevo!