Omar Pimienta is a poet from Tijuana, Baja California, whose work has been shaped by the perpetual figurative and literal border crossings of his life. Pimienta, whose latest book Album of Fences published via Cardboard House Press, was translated by Jose Antonio Villarán and is a hybrid consisting of poetry and photography.Continue reading “Fronteras Físicas y Poéticas: Entrevista con Omar Pimienta”
Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña are rock stars in the literary and artistic worlds separately whether it be wildly successful novels or cover artwork for Adrian Quesada or Chicano Batman; but together they have conquered both worlds by teaming up on now multiple occasions for a children’s book to a graphic novel and more.Continue reading “Isabel Quintero & Zeke Peña Talk Graciela Iturbide, Overcoming Self-Doubt, Chicanx Identity, and Records”
Natalie Scenters-Zapico is an El Pasoan and fronteriza through and through, and today she returns for a reading that marks the prominence she has found in the literary world.
Jean Guerrero is a “multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America,” reads her staff bio page for KPBS, San Diego’s public media outlet. But Guerrero is using the simplest words, a storyteller; a skill she picked up strolling along the beach hand in hand with her father as a young girl.
All of the noise being put around the U.S-Mexico border by American politics has made the border region lose its own identity. Families being separated at the border and border reinforcement laws being put in place have taken away the colorful sides of the region.