THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LIZ GONZÁLEZ’S NEW POETRY COLLECTION DANCING IN THE SANTA ANA WINDS, JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON END OF THE YEAR BORICUA REFLECTIONS, MARTHA GONZÁLEZ ON QUETZAL’S TODO LO QUE TENGO AND SU TEATRO’S PLAY ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY.
Hola Latinopians! We bring you another week of literature, politics, music and teatro. We begin with poet Liz Gonzalez reading from her new poetry collection, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds. In this reading, hosted by Michael and Barbara Sedano at their home in Pasadena, Liz reads “Train Station 1969” and “Espiritú.”
Also this week, José Umpierre reviews the year and the questionable naming of individuals to the Junta overseeing the fiscal administration of Puerto Rico. All in all El Zocotroco reminds us that 2018 was a year of recuperating from hurricanes and the terrible unpayable debt.
In music, singer Martha González explains what brought about her writing and performance of the original song, Todo Lo Que Tengo (All that I have) for the group Quetzal.
And in Teatro, we feature a video clip from the play Enrique’s Journey. Based on the Pulitzer prize winning narrative by Sonia Nazario about the harrowing experiences of a seventeen-year-old Honduran boy who sets out alone to travel to the United States, theplay was directed by Anthony J. Garcia of the Denver-based Su Teatro.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!