Posts in category "poetry"

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: April 2013

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: April 2013
We’re still waiting for spring to arrive in Chicago, but there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house this month. Here is a selection of events that may interest Chicanísima readers. Chicago Latino Film Festival The film festival in its 29th year began April 11 and continues through April 25. There are... Read more »

Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" en español

Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" en español
This week I attended the FIL, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, considered the most important book festival in the Spanish-language. There I had the unique opportunity to see Mexican actor, Diego Luna, perform “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg in Spanish. You may recall Luna from such movies as “Y tu mamá también” and he also had... Read more »

Poet Javier Sicilia leads peace caravan in Mexico

Javier Sicilia A poet is speaking out against the drug war in Mexico. Javier Sicilia, who lost his son to Mexico’s violence, led a peace caravan this week to the border city of Ciudad Juarez. An estimated 40,000 people have been killed as a result of the drug war since Mexican President Felipe Calderon took... Read more »
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Gil Scott-Heron's Revolution...¡Que viva la revolución!

La revolución will not be televisedYou will not see la revolución on Fox News, CNN or even UnivisiónLa revolución is not telenovelas, reality TV or talk radio La revolución is not Sarah-zonaLa revolución is not Jan Brewer’s SB1070La revolución will not be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court La revolución is not Cinco de MayoLa... Read more »