Category Archives: Chicana/o Literature

Lowriting Book Signing at Mi Vida Boutique in Highland Park

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Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul

LOWRITING NOW AVAILABLE, PLUS FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS! Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul by Art Mezais now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online book retailers.  It may or may not show up in your local bookstore but that’s where … Continue reading

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Jose Montoya Memorial Celebration on January 23, 2014

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Obsidian Blades: Decolonizing Poetry for the Liberation of Indigenous Women in Occupied Amerikkka

This is a compilation of poems that I have written over the last decade. As a teenager I was given the honor to become part of the Mexica Movement and to begin my decolonization process. With each lesson learned and … Continue reading

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Al Rato Vato

Al Rato Vato (Para Jose Montoya) Al Rato Vato, Aye Te Wacho, Aye Te Veo, en el campo, y en el barrio, en la pinta y en la escuela, sembrando tu poesía, todavía, de la lucha y alegría, de Pais … Continue reading

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Josh Divine’s Ducktown at Time-Warp, book release & signing

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The Beaner Files: The illusion of the yellow brick road

The Beaner Files: The illusion of the yellow brick road I have mentioned before that I am working on a new book that will be released sometime next year. The following story is part of a series that will be … Continue reading

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& So Tio & Chaley

Penetrated Manhattan deep sloppy July humidity tangling them until ‘Times Esquare’ as Tío used to say tho he’d never been & so his San Jose destiny linked w/ web to this eastern place & so Chaley Chastitellez wd dump his … Continue reading

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Alice Bag at Cypress Park Library on October 2, 2013

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Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive

Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive Many believe lowriders cruised their way to Los Angeles from El Paso, Texas, and still others will tell you they came from the other side of the Mexican border in Cuidad Juarez, … Continue reading

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Discovering Chicano/a Literature

For some reason I’ve had Chicano/a literature on my mind lately. I keep thinking back to my first experience coming across an author that had a “Mexican-sounding” name. This was back in my junior year of high school. Our English … Continue reading

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Noche de Conciencia y Resistencia on April 25th at CSULA

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¡Ban This! Tucson Festival of Books Panel Discussion

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Citlalmina Anahuac at MEChA de CSULA Noche de Poesia (2/5/13)

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Leon Arellano at MEChA de CSULA Noche de Poesia y Resistencia (2/5/13)

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Mike the Poet with “The Oral Tradition” at CSULA (1/24/13)

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Art Meza reads from ¡Ban This! at Statement Magazine event at Cal State LA (1/24/13)

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The Bus Stop Prophet at Statement Magazine’s event at CSULA (1/24/13)

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Los Angeles the Land of a 1000 Dances poem by Mike the Poet

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1st Annual Noche de Poesia y Resistencia

Estimada Gente de Aztlán & Beyond, In recognition of the 165th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848, MEChA de CSULA recognizes all the women and men who have resisted colonization and have continuously … Continue reading

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