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The Natural Inclination of Human Beings to Be Poetic April 10, 2010: I'm at the airport on my way back from the conference. No, not AWP, but NACCS. It's a hard NACCS life. The National Association of Chicana Chicano Studies is holding it's annual conference in Seattle, Washington on April 7-11. It conflicted with AWP (I failed to credit Rich Yañez for compiling the list of awp events featuring writers from the [...] by

AWP Events featuring Poets & Writers from the Chican@/Latin@ Community April 5, 2010: AWP Annual Conference, April 7-10, 2010, Denver, Colorado Select Events featuring Poets & Writers from the Chicano/Latino Literary Community >> Thursday, April 8 << 9:00 a.m.‐10:15 a.m. The Online MFA: An Innovative Alternative to the Resident and Low‐Resident MFA. (Lex Williford, Daniel Chacón, Sasha Pimentel Chacón, [...] by

AWP: My Would-be Itinerary February 9, 2009: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 8:00a.m. R100. Conference Registration. Attendees who have registered in advance may pick up their registration materials at AWP's pre-registration desk on the lower level of the Hilton Chicago. On-site registration badges are available for purchase at the 8th Street side of the lobby level. 9:00-10:15 R112. The Aphorism: [...] by

OCHO#22: DEAR AMERICA, DON’T BE MY VALENTINE February 7, 2009: Miguel Murphy (Editor) discussed his call for submissions for this issue of OCHO in his intelligent, passionate, and poetic guest post here on Harriet. I just wanted to say that the issue is now available and features the wonderful work of the following poets: Eduardo C. Corral, Mary Meriam, Jeremy Halinen, Christine Leclerc, C. Dale Young, Julie [...] by

¡El que no brinque es migra! February 3, 2009: My first creative attempts as a child were narcocorridos. Influenced by movies and songs like La Banda del Carro Rojo, my friends, cousins, brothers, and I played “narcotraficantes,” a game that always ended in the heroic tragic death of the narcos. As we lay on the ground, I composed corridos that narrated the events of our role-play. My [...] by

On Advice to Young Poets: an excerpt from The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis January 13, 2009: ‘My verses, my Lord?’ ‘Nay, I am sure that you have been writing some, for nothing else could have kept you awake till this time of the morning. Where are they, Theodore? I shall like to see your composition.’ Theodore’s cheeks glowed with still deeper crimson: He longed to show his poetry, but first chose to be pressed for [...] by

2008 American Book Awards December 11, 2008: The Before Columbus Foundation announces Winners of the Twenty-Eighth Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS Moustafa Bayoumi, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America (The Penguin Press) Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Doubleday) Nora Marks [...] by

Achiote Press Reading in Celebration of 40th Anniversary of UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library December 7, 2008: It's good to be a Bay Arean. (Wait. That doesn't sound right.) It's good to live in the Bay Area, partly because of all the great readings. I don't think anyone covers a reading better than Oscar Bermeo. Oscar's personal and intelligent reports are the best thing other than actually being at the reading. He's always had the best flickr, and now [...] by

“Good Bad Poetry”: A Conversation December 4, 2008: Now, far be it from "Poetry & Popular Culture" to take particular umbrage at the Poetry Foundation's use of the term "good bad poetry"–despite the fact that Huerta doesn't cite the essay "Writing Good Bad Poetry" that appeared in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine and that was excerpted on this blog back in October. No, [...] by

“undocumented poem” December 1, 2008: El Deportado, by Anonymous No tengo papeles, by Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado Running to America, by Luis J. Rodriguez Human Resources, by Monica Teresa Ortiz Imperfect Utterances, by Monica de la Torre Mariachi indocumentado, by Lucha Corpi 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border, by Juan Felipe Herrera Elena, by Pat Mora Mexicans Begin [...] by