THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EL ZOCOTROCO ON COCK FIGHTS AND HAMILTON, LA ROSTRA FOR NEW YEARS, DAGOBERTO GILB ON LITERARY “VOICE,” ALBERTO “TITO” RÍOS ON HOW TO WRITE A POEM AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON TRUMP AND THE NEW YEAR.
As the New Year enters we visit a local panaderia and learn about the making of the traditional New Years pastry, the Rosca is a special pastry made for January 6th, Day of the Three Wise Men. The video was produced by the independent video company Alas Media.
Latinopia also welcomes in in the New Year with insights from our master bloguero El Zocotroco, AKA José Umpierre, as he looks at two new quecositas of 2019–the outlawing of cockfights in Puerto Rico and the hoopla around the venue performance for Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Our videos this week features an interview with acclaimed author Dagoberto Gilb, who is also founder of the literary magazine Huizache, talking about “voice” in literary expressions. This is very cool.
Also this week, we learn all about how to write a poem by the master poet Alberto “Tito” Ríos, the first poet laureate of Arizona, a position he held until 2015.
And, yes, no week would be complete without a cartoon from Sergio Hernández. This week he looks at what President Trump has in store for us in the New Year.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.