Monday, April 15, 2013

Reyes Cardenas: Chicano Poet 1970-2010


Aztlan Libre Press, an independent Xican@ press based out of San Antonio, Texas, announces
the publication of its sixth book: Reyes Cárdenas: Chicano Poet 1970-2010.

Organized mostly in chronological order, this book is a 40-year retrospective of Reyes Cárdenas’
life and work written from 1970-2010. It is divided into the following 11 sections: Selections
from Chicano Territory (1970); Los Pachucos y La Flying Saucer (1975, the only novella in
this anthology, originally published in Caracol magazine); Selections from Anti-Bicicleta Haiku
(1976); Selections from Survivors of the Chicano Titanic (1981); Elegy for John Lennon (1982);
Selections from I Was Never a Militant Chicano (1986); Homage to Robinson (2008); The Collected
Poems of Artemio Sánchez (2009); Meeting Mr. Incognito (2010); Poems from chicanopoet. (2004-2010); and From Aztlan to the Moons of Mars: A Chicano Verse Novela
(2010). Of the eleven sections, five are selections from previous publications, and six are new,
never before published collections of poetry.

This book also features cover artwork and 11 original black and white title-page illustrations
for each section by San Antonio artist, L.A. David; plus, an introductory essay on Reyes’ work
by noted Chicano literary critic, Associate Professor of English, and Director of the Mexican-
American Studies Center at Texas Lutheran University, Juan Rodríguez.

“An epic of Chicano existence in the last half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st,
Reyes Cárdenas’ work boldly depicts the outrageous ironies and wildly brutal truths of our
humanity. Everyone is found here, from the Royal Chicano Air Force to Buddy Holly, and from
Emily Dickinson to Gulliver to the S.S. Gloria Anzaldúa, and somehow they all confess honestly
to each other in the unassuming genius of one of Aztlan’s most prolific poets and most constant
chroniclers…A powerful and courageous poet.”

Carmen Tafolla, Poet Laureate, City of San Antonio

“My hope is that this ground-breaking book will be the means by which Reyes Cardenas will
indeed ‘roar’ as loudly as any great poet of the past and present.”

From the Introduction by Juan Rodríguez

Reyes Cárdenas was born on January 6, 1948 in Guadalupe County, Texas. He has lived most of
his life in Central Texas, while making a living as a machinist.

To purchase Reyes Cárdenas: Chicano Poet 1970-2010, or other Aztlan Libre Press publications,
visit  For a review copy, contact Publishers/Editors, Anisa Onofre or
Juan Tejeda, at the telephone number or e-mail address below. Aztlan Libre Press books are also
available through Small Press Distribution at

ISBN-13: 978-0-9844415-5-6 * $23 * 372 pages * Trade Paperback * Publication: June, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Literary Agent Leticia Gomez

SLHWSA Workshop Reminder

VIVA! Bookstore
Sautrday April 20, 2013
Time 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.
Literary Agent Leticia Gomez
Savvy Literary Services
Cost: $25
Coffee and Donuts will be provided.

Learn about the importance of an Agent in your writing career, and pitch your book to Leticia.
Leticia represents multiple genres and she is also interested in Spanish manuscripts.
Visit her website to learn more about her agency.

Hope you can come, it promises to be very informative!

Also, if you are interested in joining us for lunch afterward the workshop and pitches, we are planning on going to SOLUNA in Alamo Heights.

Please let Ruben know if you are coming, or call VIVA bookstore directly to reserve your spot
VIVA! Bookstore - Talk to Carla
8407 Broadway St San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-1143

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Reyna Grande at PAC, Friday, April 12

Monday, April 08, 2013

Writers Digest Contest

Thanks to Mary Lou Barrera for giving us this information.

All of you that have self published books should enter this contest.

Self-Published Authors: Enter Our Self-Published Writing Competition!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

SLHW presents: Leticia Gomez

This is the Viva Bookstore April newsletter where our event with Leticia Gomez is announced. Please make plans to attend and support the Society as this is one of the biggest events in our 9 year history. Help us spread the word. It will be on Saturday, April 20 at 9:30am at Viva Bookstore.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Book Review: For Crew and Country

I hope you enjoy my book review on "For Crew and Country" which appeared in Sunday's San Antonio Express-News.

For Crew and Country Review

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Monday, April 01, 2013

The Poet's Web

A message from Maria Gabriela Madrid:

Con gran alegría quiero compartir con todos por allá mi libro bilingüe The Poets' Web / La Telaraña Del Poeta.

To all my family and friends: Here is my bilingual book The Poets' Web / La Telaraña Del Poeta (everything in english and spanish).

The prologues were written by Prof Emeritus,Poet and Physician Ernesto Kahan (Among multiple organizations, Dr Kahan is Former Vicepresident of IPPNW the association awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and president of the Spanish Language Israeli Branch) and Prof, Poet, James Brandenburg (Among multiple things, James Brandenburg has been twice Poet Laurate in SA,TX, Adjunct Prof,Poet, Dreams Analist, Family Therapist, and more...) Please take a look, enjoy it, and buy it . It is also for sale at   and and Kindle.

A toda mi familia y amigos: Aqui les adjunto mi libro bilingüe (Todo escrito en Español e Inglés) Los prólogos fueron escritos por el Profesor Emeritus, Poeta y Médico Ernesto Kahan (Entre las múltiples organizaciones a las que pertenece, Dr Kahan es Vicepresidente de IPPNW (recipiente del premio Nobel de la Paz) y es presidente de la asociación Israeli de Lengua Castellana. El otro prólogo fue escrito por James Brandenburg dos veces poeta laureado en SA,TX, Prof adjunto, analista de sueños, terapeuta de familia, consejero, y más...) Porfa curioseen el libro,disfrútenlo y comprenlo Está a la venta en y

También en Kindle.