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Poets Interpret the Violence of Mexican Drug Wars in Bilingual Reading January 10, 2013: We're thrilled to see more and more multi and bilingual poetry events supporting diverse, innovative writing in the United States. FotoFest, an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas, is hosting a bilingual poetry event on January 31st called Magnitud/e. The event is occurring in [...] by

Editorial Piedra Cuervo in Baja Engages with Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker & Juliana Spahr January 4, 2013: [caption id="attachment_59095" align="alignright" width="500"] Gidi Loza’s Desollada: visiones crónicas. Ensayando a Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker y Juliana Spahr / Flayed: chronic visions. Rehearsing Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker and Juliana Spahr.[/caption] Our Spanish is perpetually rusty, but we've been paying [...] by

Poet Javier Sicilia leads 150,000 in march against Mexican drug violence May 9, 2011: In a report on Mexican poet Javier Sicilia's three-day "silent march" from Cuernavaca to the Mexican capitol that began last Thursday, CNN looks at how the well known literary figure turned activist after the death of his 24-year-old son in March. Found with six others who had apparently died of suffocation after being wrapped with masking tape [...] by

Roberto Bolaño steals this book March 28, 2011: The New York Review of Books features an essay from the collection Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches (1998–2003) by Roberto Bolaño and translated by Natasha Wimmer. Bolaño describes the books he stole as a teenager in Mexico City, tempted first by the impossibility of stealing from an all-glass bookstore without being caught. [...] by