30 días de palabras: día 22

December 23, 2012 / 0 comments

Yesterday, I was told that I need to read Bolaño because he is a Chilean novelist with a Mexican style lingering in his writing. Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean novelist and poet. Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming. Roberto Bolaño, 2666 So everything lets…

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30 días de palabras: día 21

December 19, 2012 / 0 comments

oldie, but goodie You start dying slowly Poem by Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet You start dying slowly If you do not travel, If you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do…

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In Search of Aztlán


1847 Map used to define territories in the Mexican American War http://www.insearchofaztlan.com/images/aztlan_map2.jpg “In one location there is a citation reading “Ancient home of the Aztecs.” Could this be the original site of Aztlán?” Source http://www.insearchofaztlan.com/maps.html

30 días de palabras: día 20


There is no chronological order to my life Daily Poetry by Charlyne Yi http://charlyneyi.tumblr.com/page/6

30 días de palabras: día 19

December 18, 2012 / 0 comments

Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul. Isabel Allende Lots of Isabel Allende quotes captured here http://www.qotd.org/search/search.html?aid=7880&page=3

30 días de palabras: día 18


I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am. Paulo Freire Other: Wikipedia: Paulo Freire Spanish http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire Citas de Paulo Freire http://www.scribd.com/doc/3934603/Citas-de-Paolo-Freire

30 días de palabras: día 17

December 17, 2012 / 0 comments

Your shine exists wither you want it to or not. m. avila

30 días de palabras: día 16


Alejandro Murgía San Francisco’s Poet Laureate (and the first Latino laureate!) Out of Print – Opening Reception Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery

30 días de palabras: día 15


Literature of Cross-Border Reality http://www.litquake.org/calendar-of-events/literature-of-cross-border-reality October 11, 2012 – 7:00 PM San Francisco, California Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts I couldn’t take notes fast enough listening to Yuri Herrera & Heriberto Yépez speaking at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco! There were many thoughts on borders, poetry, translation, mexico, immigration, and contemporary mexican…

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30 días de palabras: día 14


A Visit to the MOLAA 12/13/2012 Here is an amazing exhibit from my visit to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California that explores the intersection between Mexican and Filipino cultures. Camilo Ontiveros: In the Ring http://www.molaa.com/Art/Exhibitions/Camilo-Ontiveros-In-the-Ring.aspx “these two countries share a rather unknown history that dates back to the 16th century…

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