Monday, November 24, 2008

Adelita: preview & interview

Adelita, Pata de Perro
Listen to Jenny Priego's interview with Proyecto Latina Radio, which aired earlier this month where she talks about her art process and her upcoming show Adelita, pata de perro at Tianguis.

12 min, 29 sec

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Copies of the latest issue of Palabra Magazine have arrived!

This is Palabra's 4th issue and if you are new to Palabra, its a magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, you can read more about them here. elena minor the editor of Palabra, would like to see more submissions of work from the Midwest, you can get the guidelines here.

And speaking of the country's heartland, I'm pretty excited because this issue includes familiar names from these parts. There are short stories from Paloma Martinez-Cruz and Aaron Michael Morales--both of which I had the pleasure of hearing at readings hosted at Tianguis. There is also new poetry from the most recent Montoya Prize recipient Paul Martinez-Pompa along with other Latino voices from the rest of the U.S.

Swing by Tianguis we have all four issues of Palabra available. Palabra Magazine, paperback, 116 pages, retail price $10.00.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Raw Silk Suture gets rave review

"Raw Silk Suture" lives up to its name. This book is the marriage between that which aggravates and that which soothes the body and soul. There's no picking and choosing; there's only the dealing with all things beautiful and all things hurtful. It's called life, it's called survival: "Yes, / I am here, / even now."

The review for Lisa Alvarado's books appears here in and is by Rigoberto Gonzalez.