THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUZ BAZAN ON JULIÁN CASTRO, ALFREDO SANTOS’S PENSAMIENTOS FROM LA VOZ, MELINDA PALACIOS ON HOW A FIRE IS A STORY, WAITING AND JOSÉ MURATTI- TORO READS “HOY” (TODAY).
This week we have another Latinopia Guest Blog. This week it’s longtime civil rights activist Luz Bazan, whose regularly writes under the caption Luz del Norte. She offers her views on Julián Castro candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. Luz should know of what she speaks, she was one of founders of the La Raza Unida political party back in the 1970s and worked with Julian’s mom and has continued her activism full steam ever since. Check it out!
Also this week, we have Alfredo Santos’s regular blog Mis Pensamientos, on current doings in the state of Texas. You can see the full scope of his work by visiting his monthly newspaper La Voz at: http://www.lavoznewspapers.com
This week we take a look at two outstanding poets of Latino literature, one of from Puerto Rico and one from California. José Muratti-Toro reads from his poem Hoy (Today) which looks at the importance of affirming the values in one’s life. This is deep, listen carefully. I know you’re up to it.
Poet and author Melinda Palacio reads from her poem, How a Fire is a Story, Waiting. We are lucky to have artists of this caliber in our community.
Enjoy Your week on Latinopia!
Melinda Palacio is an author who has been published in numerous journals and magazines. Her novel Ocotillo Dreams won the Mariposa Award for Best First Book in 2012. Here she reads from her latest poetry collection,How A Fire is a Story, Waiting.