THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THELMA REYNA ON WHEN THE VIRUS CAME CALLING, MELINDA PALACIO AND ALEJANDRO MORALES READ WHEN THE VIRUS CAME CALLING, THELMA REYNA READS “SUPPOSED TO,” BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON “DIMES Y DIRETES,” AND DAN GUERRERO ON HIS 80TH!
Hey Latinopians! This week we look at a new book, just out, on the Covid-10 pandemic. Edited by Thelma T. Reyna, When the Virus Came Calling is an anthology of poems and narrative prose by 46 of America’s leading authors. Check out the video When the Virus Came Calling to hear Thelma explain how the book came about and hear from two of the contributors, Melinda Palacio and Alejandro Morales, as to what inspired their contributions. Also this week, check out Melinda and Alejandro reading their poems from the anthology. And last but not least, check the video of Thelma Reyna’s own poetic contribution to this unique book.
Also this week, el Zocotroco, José Umpierre, weighs in on the over present question of Puerto Rican statehood versus independence versus its current status as a territory of the United States. His contribution this week is titled, “Dimes y diretes (Rumors).”
And this week marks acclaimed producer and actor Dan Guerrero’s 80th birthday. We post a clip from the performance of his award winning one-man stage production, Gaytino, in which he remembers his dear friend, the artist Carlos Almaraz.
Remember to wear your mask and keep distancing and enjoy your week on Latinopia!