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Chicano Literature

My Second Act as a Writer

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

My "other life" has led me to experiences that have been markedly different from my life as a lawyer. I've read fiction and poetry at high schools, colleges, bookstores and scholarly conferences.

Still-Foreign Correspondent

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Mainstream media must start figuring out that it makes good business sense to rely on Chicano talent as news anchors, authors, artists, actors and film directors. By going to the source, I assume the representation of Chicano culture would be more honest and accurate than what we often see.

Juan Felipe Herrera 101: A look at the Poetry and Politics of the U.S. Poet Laureate

Poetry Foundation | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Poetry Foundation

For Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano to be named U.S. poet laureate, migration is both his biography and a major component of his poetic style. The child of migrant farm workers, Herrera grew up following harvests from San Diego to San Francisco, and his writing has likewise displayed a remarkable range.

Top 10 Chicano Films for M.A.S.

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We're fine-tuning the MAS Texas Took Kit to help any K-12 teacher to incorporate Mexican American Studies. This can range from implementing an entire curriculum to using one lesson plan for a particular unit or obvious time of year such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Gloria Anzaldua Under Ground Library

Tony_Diaz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

If there is anything we learn as writers and activists from Mexican American literary icon Gloria Anzaldúa's ground breaking book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, it is to get mad at injustices and do something about it.

Chicano Classic Coming To 200 More Theaters

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Latino culture vultures across the country will soon have a chance to see the film adaptation of a classic Mexican-American novel. “Bless Me, Ul...

Literary Food Fight:

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

The question of influence is a tricky one in the literary realm, but surely, if there are undeniable progenitors of today's collective poetry output, these are the ones.