library of detroit

June 20, 2013 / 0 comments

Working in the Detroit Public Library, I’m surrounded by paper, dust, and soul. I feel reinvigorated to absorb. In the library, there are books and there is light. The light spans the full spectrum of brightness and shadows. As you walk under the windowed ceilings and through the stairways wrapped with stained-glass, you are flooded…

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30 días de palabras: día 23

December 24, 2012 / 1 comment

When visiting the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA, I had the chance to see original photographs by Lola Alcarez Bravo, one of Mexico’s most important photographers from the twentieth century. She took many photos of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The above photo of Frida was on display, accompanied by a…

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30 días de palabras: día 16

December 17, 2012 / 0 comments

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 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 “these two countries share a rather unknown history that dates back to the 16th century…

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Show Me Your Papers

August 24, 2012 / 0 comments

La Raza Comica: Noche de Mujeres Anoche, I attended an inspirational event at the cartoon museum in San Francisco. From the SF Cartoon Art Museum The Cartoon Art Museum and The Latino Comics Expo are proud to announce Noche de Latinas, an evening with Latina comic book artists discussing their craft, their inspirations, and how…

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A Glance Back

July 4, 2012 / 0 comments

Today, it’s our 1 year anniversary since Paper Amor started. We’re thinking out loud to create a vision for Paper Amor and share words that move us. A glance back (some of our favorites!): “Her power is her own. She will not give it away.” – Sandra Cisneros “The end of all education should surely…

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