At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre by Ben Olguín

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In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís Rodriguez, Martín Espada, Roberto Vargas and other politically-engaged writers, B.V. Olguín has written a lyric testament to the resilience of the Cuban people and their revolutionary spirit that has inspired legions throughout the world to fight for justice. These poems explore the forty-five year history of the Venceremos Brigade, of which the author is a member, and their support of the Cuban Revolution’s commitment to privileging people over profits. Continue Reading →

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 →

Chicano Poet by Reyes Cárdenas

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No one is safe from the satiric wit of Reyes Cárdenas. This Chicano master of Anti-Poetry exposes social truths in a cackling lexicon of critical insight, wry puns and hatchet wordplay. His tone leaps from savage to the absurd, from ironic to dry, from bitter anger to tender concern. He must be among his “Survivors of the Chicano Titanic,” who reveal “That swaggered/humility.” —Steve Bennet, San Antonio Express-News

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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. 

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Indigenous Quotient/Stalking Words by Juan Gómez-Quiñones

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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 by alurista

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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 →