THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JESÚS TREVIÑO ON RUDY’S ANAYA’S POEMS FROM THE RIO GRANDE, RUDY ANAYA ON BLESS ME ULTIMA, MARGARITO GARCIA ON THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, MICHAEL SEDANO ON JESÚS TREVIÑO ‘S RETURN TO ARROYO GRANDE, AND ANGELA ORTIZ ON “SIXTH AND OLIVE.”
Hola Latinopians! This week is all about literature and Chicano history! Two new books just out in the Latino literary field and they are awesome. Jesús Treviño, creator of the Latinopia site, couldn’t resist reviewing what is certainly one of the most important books of this year, Rudy Anaya’s Poems from the Rio Grande. Anaya, often referred to as the grandfather of Chicano literature, with more than 20 books to his credit, offers his first volume of poetry. And it doesn’t disappoint! Check out Treviño review on the master’s latest. To accompany Anaya’s review we are reposting Latinopia’s interview with Anaya about the world of Bless Me Ultima., a must-see video.
Our second book review this week is by Michael Sedano, creator of the La Bloga literary website, in operation since 2004 and undoubtedly the best website on Latino literature. He reviews Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño, who has just published the third short story collection in the Fabulous Sinkhole arc, Return to Arroyo Grande. If you don’t know about the town of Arroyo Grande, Mrs. Romero’s Fabulous Sinkhole or the improbable The Skyscraper that Flew, check out Sedano’s review which brings you all up to date on the twenty-two story arc encapsulated in three short story collections.
Our regular blogger Dr. Margarito J. Garcia III brings us the first of a three-parter on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This important Treaty which ended the Mexican American War in 1848 and shaped the life of Latinos to this date, is carefully explored by El Blogger Sincero. To complement Garcia’s blog we are also reposting the actual background and text of the Treaty itself.
Also this week, Angela Ortiz brings us yet another weekly photo, this time, “Sixth and Olive.”