Category Archives: Prose

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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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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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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BSP Doomsday Podcast 2012

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A Story About a Girl

There once was a girl, small in stature but bursting with potential. She did well in anything she attempted and yet still thought so little of herself. She had a boyfriend. Frank. He was loving and caring and understanding and … Continue reading

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33 Days In Nashville, 1960

the jail cell metallic-clang door closed behind the red & brown bloodied faces of 200 years of segregated celebrations across small, honky tonk southern towns; 33 days in jail for a sandwich and a soda water downtown at Kress’s just … Continue reading

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