Recently, on a Facebook group called ChucoPedia, member of the group, asked a pertinent question. She asked whether there were any Latinx Moderators on the site? She was informed by one of the moderators that if she was under the impression the page was run by Latinx, that she was given wrong information. A lively… Read More Opinion Editorial: Who Speaks for Latinx, Chicanx on Social Media?
Last winter, after moping to everyone I knew that I hadn’t written anything all year worth typing up, I found a small notebook under a stack of old bills and flipped through the pages. It held the almost illegible scrawl of a poem I had written last year in April in a Tumblewords Project workshop… Read More Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading
Aside from re-posting important articles in the current environment, El Paso News is celebrating Pride Month. Martin Paredes is no longer contributing articles in this El Paso News site. As the Editor, I am shaping El Paso News to feature articles on local issues and highlight voices which are often not featured in other publications.… Read More This Month in El Paso News
Even in the Absence of Proximity-my review of Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn Poetic Justice Books & Art (Port Saint Lucie, FL) Christina Quinn is a visual artist and poet, born and reared in England, who has lived many years in the Coachella Valley… Read More My Red Fez review of Christina Quinn’s Looking Up the Down Spout
Setu is a bilingual Hindi-English journal published out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m thankful to Setu and to Scott Thomas Outlar, it’s guest editor for the Western Voices issue, for publishing two poems written in collaboration with Lee Ballentine as well as a poem each from us both. My poems in Setu Western Voices issue 2020… Read More Poetry by Donna Snyder and Lee Ballentine published in Setu Western Voices issue 2020
https://donnajosnyderpoet.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/repost-from-a-few-years-back-person-donna-snyder-three-poems/ Here is one of the poems published by isacoustic in their online magazine and annual anthology. Rabbit in the moon Rabbit looks down sees barren land, water infrequent. The sun’s biting caress a death blow. A cold too vicious to survive without cariño. Ixchel sent me a lover but chastity had already claimed… Read More Three poems by Donna Snyder in isacoustic journal and anthology
Now and then we will upload material that future contributors or readers have sent us. The goal is for contributors to post their content but I am open to uploading for them on a case-by-case basis. I asked Chuck Taylor if he could share some of his El Paso stories. Taylor is a prolific writer… Read More How I Lost My Teaching Job by Chuck Taylor
“The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.” Georg Simmel As it started to dawn on me that the Corona Virus was… Read More Dispatches to El Paso from the Boston Surge: Early Days.
Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza, translations by Sandra Kingery Sandra Kingery is Professor of Spanish at Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA). Kingery has published translations of two books by Ana María Moix, as well as a translation of René Vázquez Díaz and Daniel Innerarity; and a number of books for Xánath… Read More Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza translations by Sandra Kingery
Due to allergies and a respiratory infection, my social distancing began last month on March 12, (a little before the City of El Paso issued its order to stay at home,) with only a few brief excursions to the pharmacy, the veterinary E.R., and to pick up food. During this period I have suffered nightly… Read More How I Spent my Pandemic Vacation