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Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die by Vincent Cooper

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This 32-page chapbook contains eight poems by Vincent Cooper and is illustrated with eight black & white photographs by Desireé Escobedo.

From the poem “Pulse”: “These streets have no pulse/Even the overweight, disease-ridden prostitute/on the corner of Guadalupe and Zarzamora/is struggling to continue on this Saturday night/flapping her chanclas while walking back and forth/attempting to look sane and nonchalant for the officer/driving by.” Continue Reading →

Hijacked by Fire by Eduardo Cavazos Garza

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Only fifty copies of HIJACKED BY FIRE were printed, each numbered and signed by the author.

Hijacked by Fire is a treasure chest of human survival—and of the creation of beauty from bottle caps and Cup o’ Noodle lids, from the scars of the barrios of South Texas and the battlefields of the VietNam War, from the cantos of the Chicano Movement, the Yanaguana sweat lodges, and the Jazz Poets Society. We are left humbled by the power of the human spirit, which cannot be hijacked by any fire more powerful than its own passions.—Carmen Tafolla Continue Reading →

Nahualliandoing Dos: An Anthology in Nahuatl, Español and English

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This 52-page publication includes 28 poems by 19 poets from around the U.S., amongst them such veteran writers as Francisco Alarcón, Carlos Cumpián, Reyes Cárdenas, and Esmeralda Bernal. Other poets include María Cifuentes, Israel Haros López, Miguel Ángeles, Adriana Alexander, Karen An-hwei Lee, Xanath Cáraza, Hector Chavana, Xico González, Scott Hernández, Luisa Leija, Marisol Picazo, Diana Noreen Rivera, Ken “Bluetown” Treviño, Adrianna Herrera and Michelle Zamora. Many of these writers are educators, scholars and professors; all are writers experimenting with languages, and broadening community. Continue Reading →

For The City That Nearly Broke Me by Barbara Jane Reyes

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Incantatory, gritty, at times heartbreaking, and, yes, celebratory, these poems are amulets for our broken world.
R. Zamora Linmark, author of Drive-By Vigils and The Evolution of a Sigh. 

In this fierce, feisty, anaphora-filled shakedown serenade, Reyes hard-scrambles our senses to position us firmly in poetry meant to electro-charge our attention real. This is a fine book of verse, reminiscent of Juan Felipe Herrera, yet singly Reyes. The supple lines ring endless rounds, bringing us bits of battle-singing and words wound true. Packs an amazing delivery and guarantees impact.
Allison A. Hedge Coke, author of Dog Road Woman and Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer. Continue Reading →

Indigenous Quotient/Stalking Words

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Aztlan Libre Press announces the publication of its third book: Indigenous Quotient/Stalking Words: American Indian Heritage as Future, two scholarly essays by the award-winning educator, author and Professor of History at UCLA, Juan Gómez-Quiñones. Continue Reading →

Aztec Calendar Coloring Book

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The 20 day signs included in the Aztec Calendar Coloring Book (8 ½” X 11” format) are black and white computer-enhanced line drawings of the Aztec symbols representing Crocodile, Wind, House, Lizard, Serpent, Death, Deer, Rabbit, Water, Dog, Monkey, Grass, Reed, Jaguar, Eagle, Buzzard, Movement, Flint, Rain, and Flower. Continue Reading →

Tunaluna

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Tunaluna
is classic alurista: passionate, sensuous, and political. alurista’s tenth book of poetry is a collection of 52 poems that takes us on a time trip through the first decade of the 21st century where he bears witness to the “Dubya” wars, terrorism, oil and $4 gallons of gas, slavery, and ultimately spiritual transformation and salvation. Continue Reading →