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By Teresa Douglas

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Behind the Scenes with Natalia Figueroa Barroso, author of Abuela's Mark
Behind the Scenes with Natalia Figueroa Barroso, author of Abuela's Mark
Can you really put childhood on a dinner plate? How can you fictionalize a true story and still remain true to its spirit? Tune in to get the answers to all these questions and more. Natalia Figueroa Barroso is a Uruguayan-Australian writer who lives on Dharug Country. Natalia has appeared in Sweatshop Women: Volume One, Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate & Bigotry, SBS Voices, Story Casters, Any Saturday, 2021. Running Westward, Kindling and Sage, Between Two Worlds, The Big Issue, Puentes Review, Meanjin and Overland.
16:05
November 21, 2022
Fiction: Abuela's Mark by Natalia Figueroa Barroso
Fiction: Abuela's Mark by Natalia Figueroa Barroso
"Mamá orders me to clean Abuela’s room as she tames her curly blonde hair into a tight bun and rolls up the sleeves on her black and blue flannel shirt. Mamá stands in front of me with her pale blue eyes and hands me an orange duster. She is ready to clean and pack Abuela’s belongings away. I stand at the door with my arms crossed. Mamá hits the top of my head with the duster, ‘¡Dale vos encargate del cuarto de la Abuela! Don’t make me tell you again.’" Natalia Figueroa Barroso is a Uruguayan-Australian writer who lives on Dharug Country. Natalia has appeared in Sweatshop Women: Volume One, Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate & Bigotry, SBS Voices, Story Casters, Any Saturday, 2021. Running Westward, Kindling and Sage, Between Two Worlds, The Big Issue, Puentes Review, Meanjin and Overland.
06:50
November 21, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Selene Lacayo, author of Immigration
Behind the Scenes with Selene Lacayo, author of Immigration
How do you distill an immigration story into a tight, accessible piece? Tune in to this episode where Selene lets us in on her secrets. This is Selene's second piece on the audio mag. You can check out her first piece Amalgam here. Selene Lacayo is a writer and translator living in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She was the 2018 Judge's Choice Runner-Up for the Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Her essays have been published by InCulture Magazine, Americans Resisting Overseas, and the COVID-19 Community Stories of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Most recently, her short story Amalgam formed part of The Best Short Stories of Philadelphia published in 2021 and her interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia on her novel Velvet Was the Night was featured in Electric Literature. She is currently working on a memoir centered around the themes of belonging, identity and motherhood. You can follow her work at SeleneLacayo.com.
21:16
November 14, 2022
Nonfiction: Immigration by Selene Lacayo
Nonfiction: Immigration by Selene Lacayo
"Alien: *unfamiliar and disturbing or distasteful. Similar: foreign, strange, bizarre, exotic, incompatible with, antagonistic to, unacceptable to 2 … (Footnote 2) I hated that label –alien— stuck to my forehead upon my landing in the U.S. “Your looks are so exotic.” “Your accent is unusual for a Hispanic,” people would say. I felt belittled." This piece first appeared in Alebrijes Review and was nominated for a Pushcart award. Selene Lacayo is a writer and translator living in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She was the 2018 Judge's Choice Runner-Up for the Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Her essays have been published by InCulture Magazine, Americans Resisting Overseas, and the COVID-19 Community Stories of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Most recently, her short story Amalgam formed part of The Best Short Stories of Philadelphia published in 2021 and her interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia on her novel Velvet Was the Night was featured in Electric Literature. She is currently working on a memoir centered around the themes of belonging, identity and motherhood. You can follow her on Twitter at @LacayoSelene and on her website at SeleneLacayo.com
07:12
November 14, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Michael Pacheco, author of 'En Plena Vista'
Behind the Scenes with Michael Pacheco, author of 'En Plena Vista'
What do briefs (not that kind) and boxing have to do with writing great short stories? Tune in as Michael reveals all. Michael was born in Mexico and raised in the United States. After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, he enjoyed a successful career as a personal injury attorney. He is now retired and writes fiction full-time. Michael has been published in legal periodicals, but his true love is writing fiction. He’s been published in over thirty literary journals and magazines in the US, Canada, South America, and the UK. In his free time, he plays rhythm/lead guitar in a rock band, featuring 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. In addition to his published novel, The Guadalupe Saints, Michael has completed several other manuscripts. One of those, The Pied Beauty of San Ignacio, is under active consideration for publication by Kensington Books (New York). In the meantime, he is polishing an additional manuscript, presently titled Titus of Galilee, to be sent out to potential publishers. You can find his latest anthology, Of Angels, Demons, and Chopped Chorizo, on Amazon.com.
29:07
November 07, 2022
Fiction: En Plena Vista by Michael Pacheco
Fiction: En Plena Vista by Michael Pacheco
Special Agent Varela thought he had the drug runner case in the bag. But out in the desert, where even the Yaqui didn't tread, anything can happen. Michael was born in Mexico and raised in the United States. After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, he enjoyed a successful career as a personal injury attorney. He is now retired and writes fiction full-time. Michael has been published in legal periodicals, but his true love is writing fiction. He’s been published in over thirty literary journals and magazines in the US, Canada, South America, and the UK. In his free time, he plays rhythm/lead guitar in a rock band, featuring 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. In addition to his published novel, The Guadalupe Saints, Michael has completed several other manuscripts. One of those, The Pied Beauty of San Ignacio, is under active consideration for publication by Kensington Books (New York). In the meantime, he is polishing an additional manuscript, presently titled Titus of Galilee, to be sent out to potential publishers. You can find his latest anthology, Of Angels, Demons, and Chopped Chorizo, on Amazon.com.
19:17
November 07, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Yara, author of The Guardian/Alebrije
Behind the Scenes with Yara, author of The Guardian/Alebrije
On the border between Mexico and Texas, where Yara grew up, the air is filled with a little light magic. In this episode, Yara talks about how this environment produced this gentle spooky tale. Born in México and raised on the border, Yara is drawn to darker tales and is an aficionado of Mexican folklore. She attributes this to her own mother and abuela who told the best spooky stories around. Yara is a Latina dual language educator, mother and author who is passionate about representation and advocacy in all realms. As an elementary dual language (Spanish) educator of nearly a decade, she has been fortunate enough to gain a window into the exact type of literature that children are drawn to, and, also, what is missing within the current selection of literature for children. She has had short stories published in LatineLit magazine. Yara currently lives in Austin with my two daughters, husband and rescued Blue Heeler pup. You can follow her writing on Twitter at @Yariwrites.
16:46
October 31, 2022
Non Fiction: The Guardian/Alebrije by Yara Flores
Non Fiction: The Guardian/Alebrije by Yara Flores
"As the dementia accelerated, she claimed to see people at the window at night, including her beloved husband who had passed 5 years prior...Other, perhaps most sinister, nightly visitors, abuelita said, would whistle and try to convince her to unlatch the windows."  Born in México and raised on the border, Yara is drawn to darker tales and is an aficionado of Mexican folklore. She attributes this to her own mother and abuela who told the best spooky stories around. Yara is a Latina dual language educator, mother and author who is passionate about representation and advocacy in all realms. As an elementary dual language (Spanish) educator of nearly a decade, she has been fortunate enough to gain a window into the exact type of literature that children are drawn to, and, also, what is missing within the current selection of literature for children. She has had short stories published in LatineLit magazine. Yara currently lives in Austin with my two daughters, husband and rescued Blue Heeler pup. You can follow her writing on Twitter at @Yariwrites.
07:07
October 31, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Kevin Casin, author of, 'At Storm's Edge.'
Behind the Scenes with Kevin Casin, author of, 'At Storm's Edge.'
Is Flash Fiction the potato chip of the literary universe? Is there any difference between genre fiction and literary fiction? Tune in to this week's behind-the-scenes episode to find out. Kevin is a gay, Latino fiction writer, and cardiovascular research scientist. He is a second-generation immigrant born in Miami, Florida to Cuban and Colombian parents. For more about him, please see his website: https://kevinmcasin.wordpress.com/. Or follow his Twitter: @kevinthedruid.
26:55
October 24, 2022
Fiction: At Storm's Edge by Kevin Casin
Fiction: At Storm's Edge by Kevin Casin
"Manuel heard the rattle of the seed curtain. He unfurled, cloaked in black, and looked up from his chair. Without a word–Seers never speak for themselves–he held out his hand over the table to welcome his guest and to accept payment for the card reading. “Señor, me llamo Daniel. Please, mi family, will they survive the storm?” The man asked as he took a seat and offered a small, linen bag of coins." Kevin is a gay, Latino fiction writer, and cardiovascular research scientist. He is a second-generation immigrant born in Miami, Florida to Cuban and Colombian parents. For more about him, please see his website: https://kevinmcasin.wordpress.com/. Or follow his Twitter: @kevinthedruid.
09:40
October 24, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Toni Margarita Plummer, author of Attack of Las Quetas
Behind the Scenes with Toni Margarita Plummer, author of Attack of Las Quetas
Did Teresa really name a skin tag, a queta, Jabba the Queta? Can a story with body horror be hopeful? Tune in to find out the answer to these questions and more in this week's episode. Toni Margarita Plummer was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant mother and white father. She is the author of the story collection The Bolero of Andi Rowe and winner of Somos En Escrito's 2021 Extra Fiction Contest. A Macondo Fellow, her short fiction has been published in Aster(ix), Kweli, The Acentos Review, Hispanecdotes, and Hinchas de Poesía, among others. Plummer works in book publishing and serves on the board of Latinx in Publishing. She lives in the Hudson Valley. You can find her work at https://tonimargaritaplummer.wordpress.com  and on Twitter at @tmargaritaplum. You can also find out more about the mentorship programs from Latinx in Publishing at https://latinxinpublishing.com
30:23
October 17, 2022
Fiction: Attack of Las Quetas by Toni Margarita Plummer
Fiction: Attack of Las Quetas by Toni Margarita Plummer
On the one hand, family can be ultra-irritating; on the other, sometimes they're the only ones that have your back. In Toni Margarita Plummer's story, Attack of Las Quetas, family is there for the main character for better AND for worse. You'll never look at a crochet hook the same way again.  Toni Margarita Plummer was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant mother and white father. She is the author of the story collection The Bolero of Andi Rowe and winner of Somos En Escrito's 2021 Extra Fiction Contest. A Macondo Fellow, her short fiction has been published in Aster(ix), Kweli, The Acentos Review, Hispanecdotes, and Hinchas de Poesía, among others. Plummer works in book publishing and serves on the board of Latinx in Publishing. She lives in the Hudson Valley. You can find her work at https://tonimargaritaplummer.wordpress.com  and on Twitter at @tmargaritaplum
12:42
October 17, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Melissa K Nunez, author of 'Je Vois la Vie en Rose'
Behind the Scenes with Melissa K Nunez, author of 'Je Vois la Vie en Rose'
Are panderias the gateway to heaven? Can you agree to write monthly columns for multiple literary magazines and still have a personal life? Find out the answers to these hard-hitting questions and more in this week's episode. Melissa Nunez is a Latin@ writer and homeschooling mother of three from the Rio Grande Valley. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Sledgehammer Lit, Yellow Arrow Journal, Susurrus, and others. She is also a staff writer for Alebrijes Review and The Daily Drunk. Her writing is inspired by observation of the natural world, the dynamics of relationships, and the question of belonging. You can follow her on Twitter @MelissaKNunez or visit her website www.melissknunez.com.
26:58
October 10, 2022
Creative Nonfiction: Je Vois la Vie en Rose by Melissa Nunez
Creative Nonfiction: Je Vois la Vie en Rose by Melissa Nunez
In this week's story, Melissa Nunez takes the familiar song 'Vie en Rose' and turns it on its head. You may never listen to that song the same way again. Melissa Nunez is a Latin@ writer and homeschooling mother of three from the Rio Grande Valley. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Sledgehammer Lit, Yellow Arrow Journal, Susurrus, and others. She is also a staff writer for Alebrijes Review and The Daily Drunk. Her writing is inspired by observation of the natural world, the dynamics of relationships, and the question of belonging. You can follow her on Twitter @MelissaKNunez or visit her website www.melissknunez.com.
03:42
October 10, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Mayte C Castro, author of 'Tortillas on a Sunday Afternoon'
Behind the Scenes with Mayte C Castro, author of 'Tortillas on a Sunday Afternoon'
Someone once claimed that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42. But really, the answer is tortillas. Especially the ones freshly made by the family of your heart. Listen as Mayte Castro walks us through the magic of tortillas. Mayte C. Castro's poetry focuses on immigration, culture and travel, and self-expression as a road to sharing the realities of living in the United States as a daughter of immigrants. Mayte's cultural background is Mexican. Additional published poetry can be found in braveexpressions.com, https://wapoetlaureate.org/poetry-to-lean-on/, Ice Colony, The Under Review, Arte Latino Now, and Azahares. You can follow her on Instagram at Mexi_Ginger.
18:28
October 03, 2022
Poetry: Tortillas on a Sunday Afternoon by Mayte C. Castro
Poetry: Tortillas on a Sunday Afternoon by Mayte C. Castro
In Mayte's poem, tortillas are more than a vehicle for tasty fillings.  "Soft, crunchy, malleable, torn Tortillas take on many forms and shapes. In the eagerness of listening The melodies of language Reclining on Mother’s chest…" Mayte C. Castro's poetry focuses on immigration, culture and travel, and self-expression as a road to sharing the realities of living in the United States as a daughter of immigrants. Mayte's cultural background is Mexican. Additional published poetry can be found in braveexpressions.com, https://wapoetlaureate.org/poetry-to-lean-on/, Ice Colony, The Under Review, Arte Latino Now, and Azahares. You can follow her on Instagram at Mexi_Ginger.
02:30
October 03, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Reyna Grande, author of 'A Ballad of Love and Glory.'
Behind the Scenes with Reyna Grande, author of 'A Ballad of Love and Glory.'
Reyna Grande takes us behind the scenes and under the hood of her latest novel 'A Ballad of Love and Glory.' Tune in to find out what Irish immigrants and Latino immigrants to the US had in common. And if you didn't know that the US-Mexico border started just below Oregon as late as 1821, this is the episode for you.  Reyne Grande is an award-winning author who released her latest novel, A Ballad of Love and Glory, in March. She's also written the memoirs The Distance Between Usand A Dream Called Home, the novels Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009). Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. In 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature and a Latino Spirit Award in 2021. The young reader’s version of The Distance Between Us received a 2017 Honor Book Award for the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and a 2016 Eureka! Honor Awards from the California Reading Association and an International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award 2017.
26:32
September 26, 2022
Novel Excerpt: 'A Ballad of Love and Glory' by Reyna Grande
Novel Excerpt: 'A Ballad of Love and Glory' by Reyna Grande
A Ballad of Love and Glory is historical fiction inspired by true events and real-life figures and also illuminates a little-known chapter of the Mexican-American War: An Irish soldier in the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, a regiment of foreign-born soldiers that deserted the U.S. Army to fight for Mexico, falls in love with a widowed nurse in the Mexican Army, and together they must fight for their love and survival. ( Available in Spanish in October and available in paperback in January 2023.) Reyne Grande is an award-winning author who released her latest novel, A Ballad of Love and Glory, in March. She's also written the memoirs The Distance Between Us and A Dream Called Home, the novels Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009). Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. In 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature and a Latino Spirit Award in 2021. The young reader’s version of The Distance Between Us received a 2017 Honor Book Award for the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and a 2016 Eureka! Honor Awards from the California Reading Association and an International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award 2017.
20:49
September 26, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Margo Candela, author of 'The Neapolitan Sisters.'
Behind the Scenes with Margo Candela, author of 'The Neapolitan Sisters.'
If you've ever had an idea (or a story) that only you believed in, then this is the episode for you. Stop what you're doing and have a listen. Margo Candela was born and raised in Los Angeles and began her writing career when she joined Glendale Community College’s student newspaper. She transferred to San Francisco State University as a journalism major, and upon graduation began writing for websites and magazines before writing her first two novels, Underneath It All and Life Over Easy. She returned to Los Angeles to raise her son and wrote More Than This and Good-bye to All That. The Neapolitan Sisters is her fifth novel and her first after a decade-long hiatus from writing. She now lives in San Francisco.
28:06
September 19, 2022
Novel Excerpt: The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
Novel Excerpt: The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
"When we were little, our dad would sit one of us on his lap as he drove to The Boys supermarket in Highland Park. He’d leave us in the car with the motor running while he ran in to pick up a six-pack or two and pork rinds for himself, and a bag of Ruffles chips, and a bottle of Mexican Coke for me and my sisters to share on the drive back to Boyle Heights." Margo Candela's novel 'The Neapolitan Sisters' covers some serious topics, but at its core, it’s about the strong bonds of sisterhood. Told in alternating points of view, Candela's funny and entertaining novel is about the weeks leading up to the wedding of the youngest of three very different sisters who reunite at their East L.A. childhood home, and are faced with secrets from their past. Margo Candela was born and raised in Los Angeles and began her writing career when she joined Glendale Community College’s student newspaper. She transferred to San Francisco State University as a journalism major, and upon graduation began writing for websites and magazines before writing her first two novels, Underneath It All and Life Over Easy. She returned to Los Angeles to raise her son and wrote More Than This and Good-bye to All That. The Neapolitan Sisters is her fifth novel and her first after a decade-long hiatus from writing. She now lives in San Francisco.
05:01
September 19, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Martha Batiz, author of Kamp Westerbork
Behind the Scenes with Martha Batiz, author of Kamp Westerbork
There is the age-old question of whether an artist's personal life should impact your perception of their work. In this episode Martha walks us through how she came to focus on Pablo Neruda. Featured in Latinos Magazine among the Top Ten Most Successful Mexicans in Canada, and named also one of the Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic-Canadians, Martha Bátiz was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been living in Toronto since 2003. Her articles, chronicles, reviews and short stories have appeared in diverse newspapers and magazines not only in her homeland, but also in Spain, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ireland, England, the United States and Canada. Martha has penned two short-story collections in Spanish: A todos los voy a matar (I’m Going To Kill Them All, Castillo Press, Mexico, 2000), and De tránsito (In Transit, Terranova Editores, Puerto Rico, 2014). Her award-winning novella Boca de lobo was originally published in Spanish both in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico (in 2007 and 2008, respectively), and released in its first English translation as The Wolf’s Mouth (Exile Editions, 2009). In 2018 it appeared in its French version as La Gueule du Loup (Lugar Común Editorial), and in a new English edition under the title Damiana’s Reprieve (Exile Editions). Boca de lobo is also available through Audible as an Audiobook in Spanish since 2021. Editor of the anthology Desde el norte: Narrativa canadiense contemporánea (UAM, 2015), Martha is also part of the editorial committee of the successful books Historias de Toronto and Historias de Montreal (Lugar Común, 2016 and 2019, respectively). She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature and is an ATA-certified literary translator. Besides being the founder and instructor of the Creative Writing in Spanish course currently offered by the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, she is a part-time professor at three universities in the GTA where she teaches Spanish language and literature as well as translation. Martha is also the author of two short-story collections in English, the first one titled Plaza Requiem: Stories at the Edge of Ordinary Lives (Exile Editions, 2017), winner of the 2018 International Latino Book Award in the category of “Best Popular Fiction: English.” The second and most recent is No Stars in the Sky, published by House of Anansi Press in May 2022.
34:11
September 12, 2022
Fiction: Kamp Westerbork by Martha Batiz
Fiction: Kamp Westerbork by Martha Batiz
What kind of person refers to their disabled infant daughter as a semi-colon? Listen to this episode and find out. This story is part of the story collection 'No Stars in the Sky,' which came out in May, and is published by House of Anansi Press. Featured in Latinos Magazine among the Top Ten Most Successful Mexicans in Canada, and named also one of the Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic-Canadians, Martha Bátiz was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been living in Toronto since 2003. Her articles, chronicles, reviews and short stories have appeared in diverse newspapers and magazines not only in her homeland, but also in Spain, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ireland, England, the United States and Canada. Martha has penned two short-story collections in Spanish: A todos los voy a matar (I’m Going To Kill Them All, Castillo Press, Mexico, 2000), and De tránsito (In Transit, Terranova Editores, Puerto Rico, 2014). Her award-winning novella Boca de lobo was originally published in Spanish both in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico (in 2007 and 2008, respectively), and released in its first English translation as The Wolf’s Mouth (Exile Editions, 2009). In 2018 it appeared in its French version as La Gueule du Loup (Lugar Común Editorial), and in a new English edition under the title Damiana’s Reprieve (Exile Editions). Boca de lobo is also available through Audible as an Audiobook in Spanish since 2021. Editor of the anthology Desde el norte: Narrativa canadiense contemporánea (UAM, 2015), Martha is also part of the editorial committee of the successful books Historias de Toronto and Historias de Montreal (Lugar Común, 2016 and 2019, respectively). She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature and is an ATA-certified literary translator. Besides being the founder and instructor of the Creative Writing in Spanish course currently offered by the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, she is a part-time professor at three universities in the GTA where she teaches Spanish language and literature as well as translation. Martha is also the author of two short-story collections in English, the first one titled Plaza Requiem: Stories at the Edge of Ordinary Lives (Exile Editions, 2017), winner of the 2018 International Latino Book Award in the category of “Best Popular Fiction: English.” The second and most recent is No Stars in the Sky, published by House of Anansi Press in May 2022.
15:53
September 12, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Lin Flores, author of 'A Mexican Mountain.'
Behind the Scenes with Lin Flores, author of 'A Mexican Mountain.'
Are donuts the most perfect food on earth? Is it weird to thank them for their service to the human race? Get the answers to these questions and more on this behind-the-scenes episode. We do manage to talk about Lin's awesome poem. Eventually. Lin Flores (she/they) lives and works in SLC, UT as a full-time poet and creative writing student. They are enrolled in the online Creative Writing Masters Program at the University of New Orleans. Lin published her first chapbook, Reflections While Living in Utah, in 2020. This work quickly became a local best seller, making it the most sold book at Utah’s first LBGTQ bookstore—Under The Umbrella. When Flores isn’t coaching high school poetry slam, she is volunteering her time at Encircle, an LGBTQ resource center in SLC. Flores loves art, music, history, donuts, and God. You can follow her at lincpoetry.com and on Insta at @lincpoetry. 
22:43
August 29, 2022
Poetry: A Mexican Mountain by Lin Flores
Poetry: A Mexican Mountain by Lin Flores
"A dad and a dog, delirious as tío. Unreliable like a rainstorm, he’d go years without a call." Check out this moving piece from Lin Flores, a poem about family, inconsistent parenting, and the aftermath it leaves behind. Lin Flores (she/they) lives and works in SLC, UT as a full-time poet and creative writing student. They are enrolled in the online Creative Writing Masters Program at the University of New Orleans. Lin published her first chapbook, Reflections While Living in Utah, in 2020. This work quickly became a local best seller, making it the most sold book at Utah’s first LBGTQ bookstore—Under The Umbrella. When Flores isn’t coaching high school poetry slam, she is volunteering her time at Encircle, an LGBTQ resource center in SLC. Flores loves art, music, history, donuts, and God.  You can follow Lin at Lincpoetry.com and on Insta at @LincPoetry.
02:15
August 29, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Mary Jo Garrido, author of 'Insignificant'
Behind the Scenes with Mary Jo Garrido, author of 'Insignificant'
Sometimes a story isn't hopeful because everything turned out right. Sometimes it's hopeful because the person stood up for themselves and demanded what they deserved. Mary Jo walks us through 'Insignificant,' explaining the subtler aspects of this quietly provocative story. Mary Jo Garrido is a Dominican-Canadian fiction author who lives in Toronto, Canada. Her stories have appeared in English in Raconteur literary magazine and Dreamers Creative Writing. In Spanish, her work appears in “Nostalgia bajo cero,” an anthology awarded Best Multi-author Fiction Book 2021 by the International Latino Book Award and in “La casa en el race,” a collection of short stories by seven Latin American writers, published in June 2022 by Editorial Lugar Común. Currently, she's working on a collection of interrelated short stories as her final project for the Creative Writing certificate at the University of Toronto. You can follow Mary Jo at @maryjogarrido.
23:00
August 22, 2022
Fiction: 'Insignificant' by Mary Jo Garrido
Fiction: 'Insignificant' by Mary Jo Garrido
In this dreamy story, Mary Jo takes us to a cafe in sun-drenched Santo Domingo, and a transcendent moment with an unfaithful ex.  Mary Jo Garrido is a Dominican-Canadian fiction author who lives in Toronto, Canada. Her stories have appeared in English in Raconteur literary magazine and Dreamers Creative Writing. In Spanish, her work appears in “Nostalgia bajo cero,” an anthology awarded Best Multi-author Fiction Book 2021 by the International Latino Book Award and in “La casa en el race,” a collection of short stories by seven Latin American writers, published in June 2022 by Editorial Lugar Común. Currently, she's working on a collection of interrelated short stories as her final project for the Creative Writing certificate at the University of Toronto. You can follow Mary Jo at @maryjogarrido.
06:33
August 22, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Roy Conboy, author of 'Native Soul.'
Behind the Scenes with Roy Conboy, author of 'Native Soul.'
Roy talks about the way he crafts his poetry to showcase the layers of his identity--Indigenous/Latino/Irish. He says (to paraphrase) that we're often like a car speeding down the road, dropping things to lighten the load. Often, one of the things we drop is culture. His job as a writer and a teacher involves stopping the car and picking up the things that shouldn't have been dropped.  Roy Conboy is a Latino/Irish/Indigenous writer and teacher whose poetic plays have been seen in the struggling black boxes on the edges of the mainstream theatre in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, San Antonio, Denver, and more; and whose musical plays for young people have toured extensively in California.  His poetry has been seen in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Orphic Lute, Third Estate’s Quaranzine, and Freshwater Literary Journal.  His poetic radio drama Hue can be heard online at Barewire Theatre Company.  He recently retired from 35 years of teaching, including three decades as the head of the San Francisco State University playwrighting program, where he created multiple programs that gave thousands of students a place to find and raise their voices.
26:05
August 15, 2022
Poetry: 'Native Soul' by Roy Conboy
Poetry: 'Native Soul' by Roy Conboy
'“Who are you?” she cried, voice cracking and shrieking. “Where is the river, the night sky?"' Roy Conboy is a Latino/Irish/Indigenous writer and teacher whose poetic plays have been seen in the struggling black boxes on the edges of the mainstream theatre in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, San Antonio, Denver, and more; and whose musical plays for young people have toured extensively in California.  His poetry has been seen in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Orphic Lute, Third Estate’s Quaranzine, and Freshwater Literary Journal.  His poetic radio drama Hue can be heard online at Barewire Theatre Company.  He recently retired from 35 years of teaching, including three decades as the head of the San Francisco State University playwrighting program, where he created multiple programs that gave thousands of students a place to find and raise their voices.
03:57
August 15, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez, author of 'Lily.'
Behind the Scenes with Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez, author of 'Lily.'
In this episode, we learn vital information such as: Does Sonia have a plant named Shmoney? And what research went into deciding that succulents would talk smack?  Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez is a Mexican writer and educator living in Queens, New York. Her stories have been published in Strange Horizons, Acentos Review, Longreads, Okay Donkey, Reckon Review, Mixed Mag, Hobart After Dark, and elsewhere. Sonia's writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fiction, and Best Microfiction. When she wants to avoid working, she makes paper flowers. You can follow her across all social media at @RodriguezSoniaA
27:45
August 08, 2022
Fiction: Lily by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez
Fiction: Lily by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez
If you've ever wondered what your plants think of you, this is the episode to listen to. In 'Lily,' Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez delves deep into the life of a Peace Lily and its human companion known only as 'they.' This story first appeared in the pages of Hispanecdotes in May of 2020. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez is a Mexican writer and educator living in Queens, New York. Her stories have been published in Strange Horizons, Acentos Review, Longreads, Okay Donkey, Reckon Review, Mixed Mag, Hobart After Dark, and elsewhere. Sonia's writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fiction, and Best Microfiction. When she wants to avoid working, she makes paper flowers. You can follow her across all social media at @RodriguezSoniaA
07:48
August 08, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Ramon Jimenez, author of 'Not Catholic Anymore.'
Behind the Scenes with Ramon Jimenez, author of 'Not Catholic Anymore.'
Some of the best fiction comes from lived experience. Listen to Ramon discuss how his personal history informed his short story 'Not Catholic Anymore.'  Ramon Jimenez is a member of the Mexican Diaspora who is from LA but is now lost in the city of Seattle. He teaches at The Boot and writes poetry and short stories. You can follow him on Insta at @RamonLovesWriting and @InfiniteCookingAddict. 
23:10
August 01, 2022
Fiction: Not Catholic Any More by Ramon Jimenez
Fiction: Not Catholic Any More by Ramon Jimenez
What do you do when you love your family, but don't vibe with Catholicism? In this short story, Jose grapples with his quest to be his own person within the context of his family, friends, and culture.  Ramon Jimenez is a member of the Mexican Diaspora who is from LA, but now is lost in the city of Seattle. He teaches, and writes poetry and short stories. You can follow him on Instagram at @RamonLovesWriting for writing and @infinitecookingaddict. 
11:48
August 01, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Tak Erzinger, author of 'You Are What You Eat'
Behind the Scenes with Tak Erzinger, author of 'You Are What You Eat'
Is the food Tax makes magical? Did she really use the dark arts to find herself a husband? Find the answer to these questions and more in this episode of Latinx Lit Mag.  The transcript for this episode will be up at Latinx Lit Mag starting Saturday July 23rd. TAK Erzinger is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. Her poetry has been featured in Bien Acompañada from Cornell University, The Muse from McMaster University, River and South Review, The Welter and more.  Her debut chapbook entitled, “Found: Between the Trees” was published by Grey Border Books, Canada 2019. Erzinger’s most recent poetry collection “At the Foot of the Mountain,” Floricanto Press, California 2021, has been announced by the University of Indianapolis, Etchings Press as the Whirling Prize winner for 2021 for best nature poetry book. She lives in a Swiss valley with her husband and cats. You can find Tak on Twitter and Instagram at @ErzTak, and on her website https://takerzinger.wixsite.com/poet
28:30
July 18, 2022
Creative Non Fiction: You Are What You Eat by Tak Erzinger
Creative Non Fiction: You Are What You Eat by Tak Erzinger
This is, hands down, the most sensual (in the most literal meaning of that word) piece on the podcast. Listen to Talk as she talks about family, memory, and the foods that bind then together.  The transcript (with bonus recipes!) of this episode will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Saturday July 23rd. TAK Erzinger is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. Her poetry has been featured in Bien Acompañada from Cornell University, The Muse from McMaster University, River and South Review, The Welter and more.  Her debut chapbook entitled, “Found: Between the Trees” was published by Grey Border Books, Canada 2019. Erzinger’s most recent poetry collection “At the Foot of the Mountain,” Floricanto Press, California 2021, has been announced by the University of Indianapolis, Etchings Press as the Whirling Prize winner for 2021 for best nature poetry book. She lives in a Swiss valley with her husband and cats.  You can find Tak on Twitter and Instagram at @ErzTak, and on her website https://takerzinger.wixsite.com/poet
10:39
July 18, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Rodrigo Toscano, author of 'Flight Plan.'
Behind the Scenes with Rodrigo Toscano, author of 'Flight Plan.'
Warning: This episode might leave you hungry for tacos. This is probably the first time Teresa has ever heard a sonnet described as a meditation, but once you hear what Rodrigo has to say, you might never look at a sonnet the same way again.  Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and essayist based in New Orleans. He is the author of ten books of poetry. His newest book is The Charm & The Dread (Fence Books, 2022). His Collapsible Poetics Theater was a National Poetry Series selection. He has appeared in over 20 anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Best American Experimental Poetry (BAX).  Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. He won the Edwin Markham 2019 prize for poetry. rodrigotoscano.com  @Toscano200
22:30
July 11, 2022
Poetry: Flight Plan by Rodrigo Toscano
Poetry: Flight Plan by Rodrigo Toscano
Stuck at the airport? Enjoy this meditative sonnet while you're waiting to see where your personal flight plan will take you.  You can find a full transcript of this episode on LatinxLitMag.com starting Saturday, July 16th. Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and essayist based in New Orleans. He is the author of ten books of poetry. His newest book is The Charm & The Dread (Fence Books, 2022). His Collapsible Poetics Theater was a National Poetry Series selection. He has appeared in over 20 anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Best American Experimental Poetry (BAX).  Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. He won the Edwin Markham 2019 prize for poetry. rodrigotoscano.com  @Toscano200
01:43
July 11, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Victoria Buitron, author of 1 Star Review
Behind the Scenes with Victoria Buitron, author of 1 Star Review
This episode first appeared in January 2022. Is this piece based on Victoria's actual life? Can you eat a Hermit crab essay, and if so, does it taste like chicken?  Victoria Buitron is a writer and translator who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She writes about the intersection of identity and place, family history, and the moments her hippocampus refuses to forget. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lost Balloon, XRAY Lit Mag, Revolute Lit, Bending Genres, and other literary magazines. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, is the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner and will be available in Spring 2022 by Woodhall Press.
24:52
July 04, 2022
Fiction: One Star Review by Victoria Buitron
Fiction: One Star Review by Victoria Buitron
This episode first appeared in January of 2022. It seemed appropriate to share it again on the 4th of July, as the main character frees a chainsaw to follow its own bliss...far, far away from her. Victoria Buitron is a writer and translator who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She writes about the intersection of identity and place, family history, and the moments her hippocampus refuses to forget. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lost Balloon, XRAY Lit Mag, Revolute Lit, Bending Genres, and other literary magazines. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, is the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner and will be available in Spring 2022 by Woodhall Press.
03:14
July 04, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Kim Vasquez, author of Serenity in Ruins
Behind the Scenes with Kim Vasquez, author of Serenity in Ruins
Somehow, we keep talking about food on this show. In this episode, we cover vegan Puerto Rican food, spirit animals, and an old tale of an escaped slave named Carabali. A complete transcript of this episode will be available on latinxlitmag.com on Friday July 1. Kim Vasquez grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to New York to study Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts NYU. The lack of representation and diversity in children's books drove her to write a middle-grade Latinx mystery that she's currently querying while working on another. She's had various articles curated and published on Medium among them, “Green Plantains and Memories of mi Isla” and “An Afternoon in la Plaza del Mercado". She also had a short story, "The Lady in White" published by The Acentos Review. You can follow Kim on Twitter at @KimVwriter
17:25
June 27, 2022
Creative Nonfiction: Serenity in Ruins by Kim Vasquez
Creative Nonfiction: Serenity in Ruins by Kim Vasquez
Sometimes, the universe sends you help right when you need it. In this story, Kim shares the tale of a cat in old San Juan. A complete transcript of this episode will be available on latinxlitmag.com on Friday July 1. Kim Vasquez grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to New York to study Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts NYU. The lack of representation and diversity in children's books drove her to write a middle-grade Latinx mystery that she's currently querying while working on another. She's had various articles curated and published on Medium among them, “Green Plantains and Memories of mi Isla” and “An Afternoon in la Plaza del Mercado". She also had a short story, "The Lady in White" published by The Acentos Review. You can follow Kim on Twitter at @KimVwriter
04:19
June 27, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Tomas Moniz, author of 'The King of Aloe Vera.'
Behind the Scenes with Tomas Moniz, author of 'The King of Aloe Vera.'
How do you add social issues into your writing without coming off as preachy or too heavy? And is brunch the answer to everything? Get the answer to these questions and more during this episode. A full transcript of this episode will be available on LatinxLitMag.com beginning Friday, June 25th. TOMAS MONIZ’s debut novel, Big Familia, was a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway, the LAMBDA, and the Foreward Indies Awards. He edited the popular Rad Dad and Rad Families anthologies. He’s a 2020 Artist Affiliate for Headlands Center for Arts. He has stuff on the internet but loves penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley, CA 94703. He promises to write back. Want to read Tomas' Catapult story 'Every Homie Needs a Nickname,' mentioned in this episode? You can find it here.
21:11
June 20, 2022
Fiction: The King of Aloe Vera by Tomas Moniz
Fiction: The King of Aloe Vera by Tomas Moniz
Ray has a lot of items on his bucket list. He wants those items to come off, not add another. But he might make an exception if it means bagging the cigarette butt bandit. A full transcript of this episode will be available to read on LatinxLitMag.com starting Friday, June 25th. TOMAS MONIZ’s debut novel, Big Familia, was a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway, the LAMBDA, and the Foreward Indies Awards. He edited the popular Rad Dad and Rad Families anthologies. He’s a 2020 Artist Affiliate for Headlands Center for Arts. He has stuff on the internet but loves penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley, CA 94703. He promises to write back.
11:13
June 20, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Keagan Wheat, author of Feeling Trans
Behind the Scenes with Keagan Wheat, author of Feeling Trans
In this episode, we ponder the age-old question 'how many tortillas are too many?' Is that even a thing? Tune in as we (eventually) discuss Keagan's writing process, and the power of small acts of kindness to make a big difference in a person's life. Keagan Wheat writes poetry focused on FTM identity and congenital heart disease. He is Mexican-American. His work appears in Anti-Heroin Chic, Houston Review of Books, The Acentos Review, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and more. Living in Houston, Texas, he enjoys collecting odd dinosaur facts and listening to many hours of podcasts. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @KWheat09.
17:11
June 13, 2022
Creative Nonfiction: Feeling Trans by Keagan Wheat
Creative Nonfiction: Feeling Trans by Keagan Wheat
Sometimes the smallest of actions have a huge impact. In this flash nonfiction piece, Keagan takes us to a public swimming pool and the friends who welcomed him into their space. Keagan Wheat writes poetry focused on FTM identity and congenital heart disease. He is Mexican-American. His work appears in Anti-Heroin Chic, Houston Review of Books, The Acentos Review, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and more. Living in Houston, Texas, he enjoys collecting odd dinosaur facts and listening to many hours of podcasts. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @KWheat09.
03:51
June 13, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Aubrey Lozano-Cofield, author of Pyramid of the Sun
Behind the Scenes with Aubrey Lozano-Cofield, author of Pyramid of the Sun
If you're writing about a life-skiing event, how do you know what details to put in and which to leave out? And how does a person go about telling a non-linear true story anyway? Tune in as we discuss these questions and more. Warning: This episode might make you hungry, so brink your own snack. This episode (and it's transcript) will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Friday April 22nd. Aubrey Lozano-Cofield graduated recently with her MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She's been published in NPR's Worth Repeating, Southern Review of Books, and The Motley Few, among others. She's currently working on a memoir that pushes structural boundaries and is always looking for an intriguing true story. Aubrey is a proud Mexican American. You can follow her on Twitter at @Aubswrites.
23:04
April 18, 2022
Creative Nonfiction: Pyramid of the Sun by Aubrey Lozano-Cofield
Creative Nonfiction: Pyramid of the Sun by Aubrey Lozano-Cofield
There are moments in time just before our lives are changed forever. In Pyramid of the Sun, Aubrey shares her moment cast in amber, the moment before her whole life changed. And not to be click-bait-y, but that last sentence might get to you in the best possible way. A transcript of this episode will be on Latinxlitmag.com by Friday, April 22nd. Aubrey Lozano-Cofield graduated recently with her MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She's been published in NPR's Worth Repeating, Southern Review of Books, and The Motley Few, among others. She's currently working on a memoir that pushes structural boundaries and is always looking for an intriguing true story. Aubrey is a proud Mexican American. You can follow her work on Twitter at @aubswrites. 
10:09
April 18, 2022
Perfect Pairings Part 3: So Funny It Hurts
Perfect Pairings Part 3: So Funny It Hurts
The Latinx label covers a multitude of cultures and histories, but we as a people are united in the way we use humour to dance through the seasons of life. In this episode you will hear straight up comedy from Carlos Greaves, and literary fiction with a humorous twist from Abram Valdez.
13:17
April 11, 2022
Latinx lit Pairings: Celestial Bodies, Celestial Motherhood
Latinx lit Pairings: Celestial Bodies, Celestial Motherhood
What do Van Gogh, Space, Grief, Mothers and Russian storytellers have to do with each other? And why are they on a Latinx-centric lit mag? Find the answers to these questions and more in this second instalment of story pairings. A complete transcript of this episode will be available on Latinxlitmag by Friday April 8th.
18:33
April 04, 2022
Pairings, part 1: Hidden Histories
Pairings, part 1: Hidden Histories
This week, we'll listen to two stories that first played in Season One, and share a common theme—hidden history. A transcript of the episode will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Friday April 1st. Julieta Corpus, author of 'The Midwife,' is a bilingual poet from Mexico whose work has been included in The Thing Itself, and the Texas Poetry Calendar. Her latest literary contribution is a collaboration with poet Katie Hoerth and visual artist Corinne McCorkmack Whittenmore: Borderland Mujeres, published by Texas A&M Press. It will be available in the Fall 2021. Julieta's first poetry collection, Of Love And Departures / De Amor Y Despedidas published in June 2021 by EM Editoriales is now available through Amazon. Of Love And Departures / De Amor Y Despedidas is a bilingual poetry collection about grief and lamentation after losing a spouse to cancer. The book is written in English and in Spanish because the man and woman who laugh, dance and love within its pages, fell in love reading poems to each other, and speaking to each other from hearts which had been molded, weathered, broken, and made whole again in both tongues. Julieta currently works as a bilingual translator, editor, and a South Texas Community College adjunct with the English Department. Camila Santos, author of 'It's Just Dancing,' was named a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow in 2020. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Newtown Literary, Columbia Journal, Minola Review and the New York Times. Her work in Portuguese can be found in Ruído Manifesto and is forthcoming in Coletânea de Poesia - Mulherio das Letras, EUA. She is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.
08:25
March 28, 2022
Behind the Scenes: Angela discusses her poem 'Identity Height Chart.'
Behind the Scenes: Angela discusses her poem 'Identity Height Chart.'
Are udon noodles a magical superfood? And how did Angela come up with the perfect metaphor of an identity height chart? Get the answers to these and other pulse-pounding questions in this episode. A full transcript will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday March 22. Angela Acosta is an emerging bilingual Mexican-American poet and scholar. She won the 2015 Rhina P. Espaillat Award from West Chester University and her work has appeared in Panochazine, Pluma, MacroMicroCosm, and Eye to the Telescope. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, Ohio. You can find her on Instagram at aaperiquito
14:54
March 21, 2022
Poetry: Identity Height Chart by Angela Acosta
Poetry: Identity Height Chart by Angela Acosta
"She didn’t know there were words for all the peoples she descended from, always took care to fill out the scantron sheet to select the right (white) demographic bubbles," In this empowering piece, Angela Acosta takes us through the journey of a woman coming into herself. A full transcript will be available to read on Latinxlitmag.com on Tuesday March 22. Angela Acosta is an emerging bilingual Mexican-American poet and scholar. She won the 2015 Rhina P. Espaillat Award from West Chester University and her work has appeared in Panochazine, Pluma, MacroMicroCosm, and Eye to the Telescope. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, Ohio.
02:46
March 21, 2022
Behind the Scenes: Katherine Quevedo talks about Sonnet of the South American Sphinx
Behind the Scenes: Katherine Quevedo talks about Sonnet of the South American Sphinx
Are Sphinx Katherine's secret talisman? Can two people share chocolate chip cookies without getting into a fist fight? Tune in for the answers this test, and other ground-breaking questions. A complete transcript of this episode will be available on LatinxLitMag.com starting Tuesday March 15th. Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon, where she works as an analyst and lives with her husband and two sons. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Fireside Magazine, Coffin Bell, Triangulation: Habitats, Factor Four Magazine, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. III and IV, and elsewhere. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching movies, singing, playing old-school video games, belly dancing, and making spreadsheets. Find her at www.katherinequevedo.com.
17:36
March 14, 2022
Poetry: Sonnet of the South American Sphinx by Katherine Quevedo
Poetry: Sonnet of the South American Sphinx by Katherine Quevedo
What would a Sphinx look like if it came from South America? Listen to this speculative poem as Katherine answers that question. A complete transcript of this poem will be available on Latinxlitmag.com on Tuesday, March 15th. Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon, where she works as an analyst and lives with her husband and two sons. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Fireside Magazine, Coffin Bell, Triangulation: Habitats, Factor Four Magazine, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. III and IV, and elsewhere. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching movies, singing, playing old-school video games, belly dancing, and making spreadsheets. Find her at www.katherinequevedo.com.
01:44
March 14, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Melody Rose Serra author of Frijoles de la Olla
Behind the Scenes with Melody Rose Serra author of Frijoles de la Olla
A wise poet once said that poetry can be a time capsule. In this episode Melody takes us through a captured moment in her Abuela's kitchen. A full transcript of this episode will appear on Latinxlitmag.com by Tuesday March 8th. Melody’s passion is teaching and empowering others by sharing what she has learned. She helped launch an arts and crafts program at a children's hospital and also taught at San Quentin State Prison. Melody hopes to inspire youth to explore and expand their creativity through web development, writing, and art. You can find Melody at @MelRSerra and https://www.melodyserra.com.
17:58
March 07, 2022
Poetry: Frijoles de la Olla by Melody Rose Serra
Poetry: Frijoles de la Olla by Melody Rose Serra
"Your workspace, like an artist’s studio The kitchen where you find refuge from a long day’s work  where your hands follow a sort of intuition…" Come share a glimpse into Melody's abuela's kitchen, where we learn the secreto to delicious food.  A complete transcript of this episode will be up on Latinxlitmag.com by Tuesday March 8th. Bio: Melody’s passion is teaching and empowering others by sharing what she has learned. She helped launch an arts and crafts program at a children's hospital and also taught at San Quentin State Prison. Melody hopes to inspire youth to explore and expand their creativity through web development, writing, and art. You can find Melody at @MelRSerra and https://www.melodyserra.com. 
02:47
March 07, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Constance Mello author of Mouth Guard
Behind the Scenes with Constance Mello author of Mouth Guard
In this episode we dive deep into this intensely personal piece about identity when no one in your new country can tell where you're from. We also deliver completely uneducated nutrition advice, and expose what writers really mean when they tell you about their "process." The last one will SHOCK you. (Not really. This is how you click bait, right?)  A full transcript of this episode will be available on LatinxLitMag.com by Tuesday March 1st. Constance Mello (she/her) is a Brazilian scholar, writer, and teacher. She graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing. Her writing has been published in The Ilanot Review, Fearless She Wrote, and The Ascent, and was a finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards.
23:08
February 28, 2022
Poetry: Mouth Guard by Constance Mello
Poetry: Mouth Guard by Constance Mello
"My brother accused me of running away And I did – ran to the United States, like deep down I always knew I would, someday…" A full transcript of this episode will be up on Latinxlitmag.com by Tuesday March 1st.  Constance Mello (she/her) is a Brazilian scholar, writer, and teacher. She graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing. Her writing has been published in The Ilanot Review, Fearless She Wrote, and The Ascent, and was a finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards.
02:25
February 28, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Melissa Nunez, author of Nopales.
Behind the Scenes with Melissa Nunez, author of Nopales.
Can you really call it Menudo if it's vegan, or is it just sad hominy soup? What can a walk through a nature preserve tell you about identity? Get the answers to these questions and more in this behind the scenes with Melissa Nunez, author of Nopales.  A full transcript of this episode will be available starting Tuesday February 22nd on Latinxlitmag.com. Melissa Nunez is a Latin@ writer and homeschooling mother of three from the Rio Grande Valley. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Sledgehammer Lit, Yellow Arrow Journal, Susurrus, and others. She is also a staff writer for Alebrijes Review. Her writing is inspired by observation of the natural world, the dynamics of relationships, and the question of belonging. You can follow her on Twitter @MelissaKNunez or visit her website www.melissknunez.com.
23:43
February 21, 2022
Creative Nonfiction: Nopales by Melissa Nunez
Creative Nonfiction: Nopales by Melissa Nunez
"I often bring my children to Quinta Mazatlán—a private property turned birding center in McAllen, not far from our home…" Join Melissa on a walk through ancestral identity and the culture we give to future generations in this meditative piece. This piece first appeared in Acentos Review. A full transcript of the episode will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday February 22nd. Melissa Nunez is a Latin@ writer and homeschooling mother of three from the Rio Grande Valley. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Sledgehammer Lit, Yellow Arrow Journal, Susurrus, and others. She is also a staff writer for Alebrijes Review. Her writing is inspired by observation of the natural world, the dynamics of relationships, and the question of belonging. You can follow her on Twitter @MelissaKNunez or visit her website www.melissknunez.com.
09:44
February 21, 2022
Behind the Scenes with Ruth Hernandez, author of Camila and the Freckled Boy
Behind the Scenes with Ruth Hernandez, author of Camila and the Freckled Boy
In this episode, Ruth discusses the singular moment on a train that birthed this piece. And she and Teresa bond over a shared pressure cooker history. A full transcript of this episode will be available on Latinx Lit Mag starting Tuesday February 15th. Ruth Hernandez is an Emmy winning sound editor for film and television, a screenwriting instructor and an avid soccer fan. She wrote this story when she returned from the World Cup in Brazil. Her parents are Colombian.
20:52
February 14, 2022
Fiction: Camila and the Freckled Boy by Ruth Hernandez
Fiction: Camila and the Freckled Boy by Ruth Hernandez
There comes a moment in every poor child's life where they realize that others have more than they do. This is episode, Camila navigates her blossoming class-consciousness.  A full transcript will be available on Latinx Lit Mag starting Tuesday February 15th. Ruth Hernandez is an emmy winning sound editor for film and television, a screenwriting instructor and an avid soccer fan. She wrote this story when she returned from the World Cup in Brazil. Her parents are Colombian.
08:00
February 14, 2022
Behind the Scenes: Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, author of Starry Starry Light
Behind the Scenes: Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, author of Starry Starry Light
"You can deal with any issue if you first face it on the page." In this episode, we learn of the muse behind 'Starry Starry Light,' and the book of poetry he had to write first before he could write his latest work. Also, if you don't know the real story behind the song 'Killing Me Softly,' Adrian will drop some knowledge on ya. A full transcript of this episode will be available on http://latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday February 8th. You can follow Adrian at https://www.adrianernestocepeda.com and across all social media at @poetnotarockstar Adrian Ernesto is the author of Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attractions from Unsolicited Press, Between the Spine from Picture Show Press and La Belle Ajar & We Are the Ones Possessed from CLASH Books and Speaking con su Sombra with Alegría Publishing. Adrian is a Colombian-American Poet who lives with his wife in Los Angeles with their adorably spoiled cat Woody Gold.
31:27
February 07, 2022
Poetry: Starry Starry Light by Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
Poetry: Starry Starry Light by Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
In this poem, Don McLean and the love of a mother swirl like the luminous paint in Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night. A full transcript of this poem will be available on http://latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday February 8th. Adrian Ernesto is the author of Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attractions from Unsolicited Press, Between the Spine from Picture Show Press and La Belle Ajar & We Are the Ones Possessed from CLASH Books and Speaking con su Sombra with Alegría Publishing. Adrian is a Colombian-American Poet who lives with his wife in Los Angeles with their adorably spoiled cat Woody Gold.
02:43
February 07, 2022
Behind the Scenes of 1 Star Review with Victoria Buitron
Behind the Scenes of 1 Star Review with Victoria Buitron
How did Victoria come up with the idea of telling this tale of (humorous) marital woe in a review? And what is Hermit Crab writing? Can you eat it? Does it go well with lemon butter sauce? Tune in to get the answers to all these questions and more! Victoria Buitron is a writer and translator who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She writes about the intersection of identity and place, family history, and the moments her hippocampus refuses to forget. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lost Balloon, XRAY Lit Mag, Revolute Lit, Bending Genres, and other literary magazines. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, is the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner and will be available in Spring 2022 by Woodhall Press. You can find all the info on Victoria's forthcoming memoir at https://victoriabuitron.com.  A complete transcript of this episode will be available on http://latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday February 1st, 2022.
24:52
January 31, 2022
Flash Fiction: One Star Review by Victoria Buitron
Flash Fiction: One Star Review by Victoria Buitron
Ordinarily, dumping a troublemaker into the river is wrong, but maybe we should make an exception in this case. Join Victoria Buitron as she shows us how her character deals with the Albatros around her neck. Victoria Buitron is a writer and translator who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She writes about the intersection of identity and place, family history, and the moments her hippocampus refuses to forget. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lost Balloon, XRAY Lit Mag, Revolute Lit, Bending Genres, and other literary magazines. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, is the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner and will be available in Spring 2022 by Woodhall Press. You can find her work at https://victoriabuitron.com. A full transcript of her reading will be on http://latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday February 1st.
03:14
January 31, 2022
Season Two Drops January 31st!
Season Two Drops January 31st!
Full Transcript is below: Teresa Douglas  0:10   Welcome listeners to Season Two of Latin X lit audio mag. I'm your host, Teresa Douglas. Starting January 31, you'll hear a new story every Monday. We have poetry: Adrian Ernesto  0:23   Every time you would take us to el mueso when mis hermanos and I would run off... Teresa Douglas  0:29   Fiction:  Victoria Buitron  0:30   My husband would give it five stars, but I can only give it a one because it has swallowed my life like a Florida sinkhole... Teresa Douglas  0:38   --and much much more packaged up in small bites for your listening pleasure. We're like your corner bodega. But instead of selling chicle and beer, we serve up hopeful stories from the Latinx diaspora. Tune in next week. You'll be so glad you did.
00:57
January 24, 2022
Behind the Scenes: Rosie Prohias Driscoll talks about Havana 1974
Behind the Scenes: Rosie Prohias Driscoll talks about Havana 1974
Will Rosie's mother ever figure out why she had to go to Havana, despite the very real danger of never returning home? And is it possible that Rosie's mother is, in fact, the female James Bond? Tune in to get the answers to these questions and more. You can find a complete transcript of this episode on latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday November 16th. Rosie Prohías Driscoll is a Cuban-American educator and poet. She teaches high school English in Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and a host of ancestral spirits who keep her rooted and grateful. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, SWWIM Every Day, Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts, Sin Fronteras/ Writers Without Borders, and No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant and First-Generation American Poetry. "Havana 1974" is included in her forthcoming debut poetry collection, Poised for Flight, which will be published by Finishing Line Press in August 2022. You can follow Rosie on Facebook at Rosie Prohias Driscoll, poet and on Instagram at @RosiepDriscoll.poet
17:33
November 15, 2021
Poetry: Havana 1974 by Rosie Prohias Driscoll
Poetry: Havana 1974 by Rosie Prohias Driscoll
In 1974 Rosie Prohias Driscol's mother felt called to visit Havana, a place her family fled because of Castro. They almost didn't get back home. Listen to Rosie recount a tale of memory, mystery, and familial love. You can find a full transcript of this reading at latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday November 16th. Rosie Prohías Driscoll is a Cuban-American educator and poet. She teaches high school English in Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and a host of ancestral spirits who keep her rooted and grateful. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, SWWIM Every Day, Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts, Sin Fronteras/ Writers Without Borders, and No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant and First-Generation American Poetry. "Havana 1974" is included in her forthcoming debut poetry collection, Poised for Flight, which will be published by Finishing Line Press in August 2022.
04:41
November 15, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Abram Valdez talks about The Facilities Are for Mourners Only
Behind the Scenes: Abram Valdez talks about The Facilities Are for Mourners Only
Abram's piece is based on a true-to-life experience. Did a relative actually come over to a house in mourning and tell a story about the runs? Will Abram's family ever speak to him again if he tells us what really happened? And does anyone eating a last meal ever ask for kale? Tune in this week to get the answers to these questions, and more. A complete transcript of this episode will be on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday November 9th. You can follow Abram at AbramValdez.com and on Twitter at @AbramValzedCS
20:27
November 08, 2021
Fiction: The Facilities Are For Mourners Only by Abram Valdez
Fiction: The Facilities Are For Mourners Only by Abram Valdez
Two days after Gloria’s father Roberto passed, every tangled branch of the family tree came to visit Gloria and her mother Teresa. And one of them brought a side story about diarrhea. This week's story is about coping with loss with grace, despite the cluelessness of some of la familia.  A complete transcript of this reading will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday November 9th. Abram Valdez is a Chicano author from Denton County, Texas, where he and his partner Marissa are raising four children. As a first-generation college graduate, his father was both proud and horrified at Abram's plans to attend graduate school at the University of Arkansas's MFA program for Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry (he would have preferred Abram go into computer sciences and not "write for greeting cards"). Abram's work has been featured in HAD, Eunoia Review, 14 Hills, Complete Sentence, Bridge Eight, and The Daily Drunk.
08:21
November 08, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Alisha Miranda talks about Scheming Abuelas: The Long Con that Made My Marriage
Behind the Scenes: Alisha Miranda talks about Scheming Abuelas: The Long Con that Made My Marriage
Is Alisha really a 40 year-old intern? Can chocolate chips really fix everything? Tune into this week's behind the scenes to get all of the scoop. A complete transcript of this interview will be on LatinxLitMag.com starting Tuesday November 2nd. You can follow Alisha's writing on her website AlishaFMiranda.com, and on Instagram at @40yointern
24:45
November 01, 2021
Creative Non Fiction: Scheming Abuelas: The Long Con that Made My Marriage by Alisha Miranda
Creative Non Fiction: Scheming Abuelas: The Long Con that Made My Marriage by Alisha Miranda
Was Alisha's marriage a love match or an arranged match? Yes! Tune into this week's episode to find out two life-long friends orchestrated Alisha's meet-cute. A transcript of this episode will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday, November 2nd. Alisha is a Miami-born, Scotland-based, Cuban-American CEO, writer, entrepreneur and mother of twins. Her writing has been featured in Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, Grazia, Metro and Herstry, among others, and she's working on a book, The 40-Year-Old Intern.
10:01
November 01, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Gina Fuchs Talks about 'Elegy for My Grandmother's Rice.'
Behind the Scenes: Gina Fuchs Talks about 'Elegy for My Grandmother's Rice.'
Who owns family memories? How do you delicately unravel who your relatives really are? Join Gina and Teresa as they tackle these questions and more. A full transcript of this episode will be available on LatinxLitMag.com starting Tuesday October 26th. You can follow Gina Fuchs on Instagram at Gina by Gina and on Twitter at Gina's Opinion 24/7 Gina Fuchs is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. At Maryland, she received her BA in Communication Studies and minored in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry. Gina's poetry has appeared in the University of Maryland's literary magazine 'Stylus,' Northern University's literary magazine 'Polaris,' as well as the online publication 'Palette Poetry.' Her writing primarily explores the function of memory in our lives; how memories shape relationships, experiences, the ways we view our families, and of course: the ways in which we pass down stories. Gina is a Puerto Rican New Yorker (AKA Nuyorican) who is still working on her Spanish. She loves coffee, ribs and the color yellow.
24:16
October 25, 2021
Poetry: Elegy for My Grandmother's Rice by Gina Fuchs
Poetry: Elegy for My Grandmother's Rice by Gina Fuchs
"Even before you died I was afraid to lose it/ the perfectly burnt rice caked/into the soul of your pot." Come with Gina as she explores family memory, and the missing spaces in between.  A full transcript of this poem will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting October 26th. Gina Fuchs is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. At Maryland, she received her BA in Communication Studies and minored in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry. Gina's poetry has appeared in the University of Maryland's literary magazine 'Stylus,' Northern University's literary magazine 'Polaris,' as well as the online publication 'Palette Poetry.' Her writing primarily explores the function of memory in our lives; how memories shape relationships, experiences, the ways we view our families, and of course: the ways in which we pass down stories. Gina is a Puerto Rican New Yorker (AKA Nuyorican) who is still working on her Spanish. She loves coffee, ribs and the color yellow.
02:38
October 25, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Carlos Greaves talks about 10 Types of Vick's VapoRub Your Abuela Keeps Around the House
Behind the Scenes: Carlos Greaves talks about 10 Types of Vick's VapoRub Your Abuela Keeps Around the House
Did Carlos' abuela really use VapoRub on him? Is Teresa continuing the intergenerational Vick's trauma? All these questions and more get answered in this hard-hitting behind the scenes episode. A full transcript of this episode will be available on Latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday October 19th. You can found out more about Carlos at his website Carlos Greaves.com, and check out his upcoming (October 23rd) Finding the Humor in the Holidays workshop at Writing Workshops.com.
16:22
October 18, 2021
Comedy: Carlos Greaves reads 10 Types of Vick's VapoRub Your Abuela Keeps Around the House
Comedy: Carlos Greaves reads 10 Types of Vick's VapoRub Your Abuela Keeps Around the House
"In addition to regular Vicks, your abuela has an extra jar of Vicks specifically for rubbing all up under your nose whenever you have a really bad cold even though the label clearly says not to do this." Latinx people might be incapable of agreeing on the proper colour of rice (red? yellow? white with peas?), but we're united by the shared experience of Vick's.  This comedy piece first appeared in Flexx magazine. A transcript of this episode will be available on LatinxLitMag.com starting Tuesday October 19th. Carlos Greaves is an Afro-Latino engineer, writer and filmmaker based in Boston. He teaches online satire writing at The Second City and writes for Netflix’s Con Todo social channel. His writing has been featured in The New Yorker and he is a frequent contributor to the humor site McSweeney’s.
04:51
October 18, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Interview with Selene Lacayo, author of Amalgam
Behind the Scenes: Interview with Selene Lacayo, author of Amalgam
The characters in Amalgam come to Albert Street Tacos y Desayunos from different immigrant experiences. Listen to Selene talk about why she chose the characters she did, but be warned, you might leave hungry. You can find a full transcript of this interview at http://latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday October 12th. Selene Lacayo is a writer and translator living in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She was the 2018 Judge's Choice Runner-Up for the Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Her essays have been published by InCulture Magazine, Americans Resisting Overseas, and the COVID-19 Community Stories of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Most recently, her short story Amalgam formed part of The Best Short Stories of Philadelphia published in 2021 and her interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia on her novel Velvet Was the Night was featured in Electric Literature. She is currently working on a memoir centered around the themes of belonging, identity and motherhood. You can follow her work at https://www.selenelacayo.com
18:04
October 11, 2021
Fiction: Selene Lacayo reads Amalgam
Fiction: Selene Lacayo reads Amalgam
"The solitude was something that Andrés liked most about his job at the parking garage. Is not that he wasn’t grateful to have a place to live but sharing a two-bedroom apartment with nine other men never allowed time for his thoughts to grow." Listen to Selene Lacayo read her story of food, family, and the immigrant experience in Philadelphia. 
17:46
October 11, 2021
Fiction: It's Just Dancing by Camila Santos
Fiction: It's Just Dancing by Camila Santos
"...you have to help me. You just have to. They’ll ask a million questions. My mom won’t let me speak, even after I explain that I’m all covered up." Familial expectations and personal ambitions collide in this intense story by Camila Santos. You can find a full transcript of the story on latinxlitmag.com starting Tuesday October 5th. Camila Santos was named a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow in 2020. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Newtown Literary, Columbia Journal, Minola Review and the New York Times. Her work in Portuguese can be found in Ruído Manifesto and is forthcoming in Coletânea de Poesia - Mulherio das Letras, EUA. She is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.
05:18
October 04, 2021
Behind the Scenes: It's Just Dancing, Interview with Camila Santos
Behind the Scenes: It's Just Dancing, Interview with Camila Santos
Camila delves into the historical roots for this piece, talking about dollar dances, taxi dancers, and the immigrant women behind it all. You can follow Camila on Instagram at @camilawrites, and on her website at camilamsantos.com. You can find a full transcript of this episode at latinxxlitmag.com starting Tuesday October 5th.
15:44
October 04, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Nancy Zigler talks about Museums in the Sky
Behind the Scenes: Nancy Zigler talks about Museums in the Sky
Nancy talks about not holding back, working for NASA, and how a tale by Vladimir Nabokov ended up in a story of hope and grief. You can find the full transcript for this interview on Latinxlitmag.com starting Wednesday September 29th. Follow Nancy at estapluma.com. 
19:17
September 27, 2021
Fiction: Nancy Zigler reads Museums in the Sky
Fiction: Nancy Zigler reads Museums in the Sky
"My name is Cielo Salas, and I am writing to say that I am not sorry." So begins Nancy's story of love, loss, and finding hope on the other side of grief. 
15:25
September 27, 2021
Behind the Scenes: Julieta Corpus talks about The Midwife/La Partera
Behind the Scenes: Julieta Corpus talks about The Midwife/La Partera
In this episode we hear Julieta talk about how she created The Midwife/La Partera, and get a glimpse at some of her other work. A full transcript of the episode will be available on latinxxlitmag.com starting Wednesday September 22. Julieta Corpus is a bilingual poet from Mexico whose work has been included in The Thing Itself, and the Texas Poetry Calendar. Her latest literary contribution, Borderland Mujeres, is a collaboration with poet Katie Hoerth and visual artist Corinne McCorkmack Whittenmore. It will be available in the Fall 2021 from Texas A&M Press. You can find news about Julieta's poetry and classes at https://www.facebook.com/julie.corpus.7. 
13:46
September 20, 2021
Poem: The Midwife/La Partera by Julieta Corpus
Poem: The Midwife/La Partera by Julieta Corpus
Julieta takes us to Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, 1967. Find out more about Julieta on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/julie.corpus.7.  The full transcript of the story is below: La Partera (The Midwife) Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, 1967 by Julieta Corpus They come for me at dusk: Two Impatient-looking women who need me To deliver Julia’s third child. I go unwillingly, feeling exhausted After performing a ritual for the Recently departed. It has been a long day of physical & Mental fatigue. Traces of dried sage still Emanate from skin and clothes. All day, Sinners and saints wanting something From me: Good luck spells, cleansing rituals, Love potions, and healing herbs. My lips can almost taste the strong Shot of tequila I just poured, but They’ve come for me. I have pulled Julia's previous two children Into existence. Sadly, her second child’s stay On this plane was too brief. Ever since, Julia’s heart has been an open Wound. Tonight, following her sisters through Darkened streets, beneath a thundering September sky, I pray this baby is not Cursed. The spirits have warned me About a terrible storm bearing a Woman’s name, Beulah. When we arrive, Julia is making tea. “Baby’s taking her time," She says. After a Thorough examination, I agree with her. Somewhere around her second Cup of chamomile, Julia goes into labor. Heavy rain pounds the tin roof, drowning Her screams. A few minutes before midnight, A baby girl lies in her arms, her hungry lips Seek sustenance. “Will her name be Beulah?” I ask. “No,” Julia, replies, “Her name will be Julieta.” Under my breath, a blessing of protection.
03:09
September 20, 2021
Welcome to LatinX Audio Lit Mag
Welcome to LatinX Audio Lit Mag
Introducing LatinX Audio Lit Mag! First full episode drops September 20th with a poem by Julieta Corpus.
01:07
September 13, 2021