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LatinX Audio Lit Mag

By Teresa Douglas
A showcase of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and humour by the LatinX diaspora.
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Behind the Scenes: Julieta Corpus talks about The Midwife/La Partera

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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.
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October 18, 2021
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
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
"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
"...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 4, 2021
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 4, 2021
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
"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
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
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.
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September 20, 2021
Welcome to LatinX Audio Lit Mag
Introducing LatinX Audio Lit Mag! First full episode drops September 20th with a poem by Julieta Corpus.
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September 13, 2021