Sunday, August 28, 2011

3 Things I'm looking forward to in September:

1. Das Racist new album Relax.

2. David Trinidad's new book Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems. I emailed David Trinidad once to tell him how much I loved his long poem "A Poem Under the Influence" from his wonderful collection The Late Show. I'm a fan. What can I say?

3. Check out Asco at LACMA

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beware San Diego and Tijuana! I'm there!

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Mexicali is inching toward the Little League World Series final. Here's a nice story that was recently written in the Imperial Valley Press.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Click here to read some good poems by Sheryl Luna at Acentos Review.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm listening to Pet Sounds right now. If I didn't hate the beach so much I'd be on a surf board right now.

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I can't wait to watch Miranda July's "The Future."

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Philip Levine is the new poet laureate of the United States. Cool portrait by Robert Vasquez at Letras Latinas.

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"His blood began to murmur in his veins, murmuring like a sinful city summoned from its sleep to hear its doom." O the Catholics!

from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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I remember digging this poem so much by Carolina Ebeid I read it every day for a couple of weeks, then periodically thereafter. It turns out Carolina was at CantoMundo this summer and I didn't put 2 & 2 together, as they say.