Category Archives: Poetry

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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& 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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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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Noche de Conciencia y Resistencia on April 25th at CSULA

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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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Noche de Poesia y Resistencia on February 5, 2013 at Cal State L.A. (6-8:30pm)

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For Alma – Hell is a Place on Earth

Preface: /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what do we know of /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what does anyone how much do they mention in the public schools, here in college on the street, in whispers or maybe screams That it was conquered by Spain its people cast … Continue reading

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Oh What A Life It Was

Grey handlebar mustaches smiling with a fear and love Moldy junkies Hi-Fiving & looking for a toke Free bironga chilling in a white bucket labelled Old Milwaukee Walls were full of grafitti and stray dogs had the right away It … Continue reading

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the color of your eyes

the color of your eyes illuminates your indigenous beauty your radical heart penetrates la vida in you that loves, que ama unconditionally breaking down barriers dando vida al espíritu que conoce que es lo que es dolor, sufrimiento, amor en … Continue reading

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stories

stories from the heart of aztlan before we met in this crucible of love. breathe slowly close your eyes open your soul to this ancient verse spoken from a sacred tongue. the spark of your spirit resonates with the sound … Continue reading

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