My Name – Katherine Pyles (6)

Mi madre creía que ella estaba sienda con mi nombre- que no otro persona en el año ’98 estaba llamada su bebe Katherine. Creo que esto demuestre tan solitaria como esposa militar. Se suponía que yo iba a ser un hijo, Adam Prescott, pero yo nací una hija en el momento final, como yo cambié […]

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My Name – Kristi Tilghman (5)

In early 2019, Eilidh spent a semester at Trinity as a Fulbright Royal Society of Edinburgh Visiting Scholar working with the inimitable Prof Norma Cantú. In our class ‘Latinx Cultural and Artistic Expressions’ we read and discussed Sandra Cisneros’ story ‘My Name’ from The House on Mango Street. Students reflected on the importance of names and […]

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CFP – In the Long Run: Luis J. Rodríguez’s Life and Literary Legacy

  Luis J. Rodríguez’s first collection of poetry, Poems Across the Pavement, was published in 1989, with journalism and individual poem publications preceding this book. But his testimonio, Always Running–La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA, released in 1993 in the aftermath of the LA riots, garnered Rodríguez widespread national and international attention. Always Running is […]

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My Name – Shelby Smith (4)

Today’s piece is by Shelby Smith.   Let My Name Speak for Itself My name is soft, quiet and unheard; no loud vowels to be spoken out of place, nothing that makes heads shake in disapproval. She sits in the corner, her hands in her lap, behaving and forgotten. She is too mild mannered to […]

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