THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EDWARD VIDAURRE READS “GOD IS,” CÉSAR DE LEÓN READS “NOTES FROM MY HOOD,” RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT LOOKS AT THE ART OF FIDENCIO DURAN, AND GUEST BLOG: JESÚS TREVIÑO ON ARE WE DONE WITH CINCO DE MAYO YET?
Hola Latinopianos (not a Steinway)! This week we continue our look at the authors who attended the 2022 meeting of the Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) annual meeting. Winner of the John A. Robertson award for Best First Book of Poetry, César Leonardo De León reads his poems “Notes from My Hood” and “Sugar Skull.” Newly inducted member to the TIL Edward Vidaurre reads “God Is” from his collection Pandemia and Other Poems.
Also this week Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report looks at the incredible muralist art of Fidencio Duran. Check out these awesome murals located in airports, schools and office buildings.
Lastly, this week, Latinopia contributor Jesús Treviño opines about the yearly homage to Cinco de Mayo and wonders if a more appropriate celebration may not be in order. What if instead of Cinco De Mayo, we celebrate National Immigrants Day on the Fifth of May? Whaaaa?
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!