Friday, November 12, 2010

Greg Barrios at the Twig

From our President:

This is a good time to try and go as a group to support a Latino writer. Hope some of you can make it. I won't be able to this time. I'm going to West Texas to participate in an arts and crafts event at a museum. :) I'll be showcasing my book.

Gregg Barrios, La Causa will be at the Twig Book Shop, 200 E. Grayson, Suite 124, San Antonio, TX, on Friday, November 12, 2010 starting at 5 p.m.

Gregg Barrios' latest collection of poems La Causa is a fascinating interplay of the eras, voices, and regions of Aztlán, all in a simultaneous dialogue with each other. La Causa is an evolution in time, maturity, political sophistication, and expectation an invaluable document to any artistic or historical study of the soul of El Movimiento. The poems in this volume range from sonnets, concrete, songs, ballads, prose and narrative verse. It is a chronicle of the changes made in the aftermath of the Chicano Mexican American civil rights movement.

Playwright and poet Gregg Barrios comes to the arts after a successful career as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, a book editor for the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page editor for Rumbo, a Spanish language daily, and a teacher in Texas. Barrios has three previous poetry collections to his credit including Puro Rollo, The Air-Conditioned Apollo, and Healthy Self. His poetry has appeared in publications ranging from Hecho en Tejas, an anthology of Tejano literature, Latina magazine, and the UCLA anthology, Aztlán and Vietnam. More recently, his poem "Chale Guerra" was the only Latino contribution to the anthology Home Front: An America at War Reader.

Lupe M. Gonzalez
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