THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ MURATTI’S “PAPELES EXILIADOS,” RUDY ANAYA ON ISIS AND OSIRIS, SAL BALDENEGRO ON THE STANDING ROCK PIPELINE CONTROVERSY, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON STEFAN LANGAN AND SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON BOBBY CHACON.
Welcome to another week on Latinopia! This week we have two new videos. Regular blogster José Muratti was a finalist at the 2016 International Latino Book Awards. Latinopia caught up with him and recorded him reading of a poem from his poetry collection Utopias Descifradas (Disciphered Utopias). The poem is titled “Papeles Exiliados,” An Exile’s Papers. Also this week we visit with acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya as he talks about the poem “Isis in the Heart,” from his award winning collection of poems, “Poems from the Rio Grande.” Anaya won first prize at the International Latino Book Awards in the category of Best English Language Poetry book. Here he talks about his poem “Isis in the Heart.”
Blogger Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más. This week he looks at the controversy surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline and why elected officials and Presidential candidates seem to be ignoring the plight of the Sioux. José Umpierre returns with his Burundanga Boricua del Zocotroco blog. This week he looks at the resurgence of community art in Puerto Rico.
Sergio Hernández brings us another cartoon, this time remembering boxer great Bobby Chacon.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!