Book launching hiccups and a humble request from a doofus

Hi guys. Holy crap, what a week! If you would have told me that everything book launch-related would have blown up in my face this past week I would have been skeptical. Just about everything that could go wrong with a successful book launch has gone wrong and I am struggling to weather the storm […]

Full circle: new book, new direction, familiar territory

If you haven’t heard yet, my new book, This Is Fine: Poems 2011 – 2017, is out! The proof arrived the other day and I approved it for distribution. As I was writing this post, the book appeared on Amazon as well! This is exciting for me. It’s been a while since I’ve been through […]

Hypocrisy is America’s cup of coffee OR Anything but Mexican

National politics almost always put Chicanos in weird, awkward, contradictory and often bizarre places and positions. Let me rephrase that: national politics almost always put this Chicano in weird, awkward, contradictory and often bizarre places and positions, lest I commit the cardinal sin of speaking for anyone but myself. But yeah. This is truly Bizarro […]

Lowriting at Lit Crawl L.A.

Lowriting photographer, Art Meza, aka @Chicano_Soul, will be at Lit Crawl L.A. on Wednesday 10/26 representing BSP with copies of his book. Make sure to stop by to meet him and get your book signed! Full details at: litcrawlla.org Support independent publishing!

No Mystery

Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. You can Google that for more info on it but it’s an important event that often gets ignored and or distorted. It was also the anniversary of the murder of infamous Chicano journalist, Ruben Salazar. I only bring it up because I’ve written about it (as […]