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 […]

Shedding (YET MORE) Light on Marginalized Spaces & Identities by Becky Avila

This year the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) funded two successive annual conference panels that support, promote, and feature the production of research by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and disability communities. This ‘Targeted Research Panel’ provided the opportunity to “foster and forward research that attends to and includes historically marginalised communities […]

‘Manifest Destiny’ by Marcia X

What kind are you? You’re Native American, What type? Says the lady as she sits with curlers setting her hair, looking up at me, bewildered as to why I am slightly bewildered. I am the native whose history has no copy right laws protecting its existence. I am the native whose grandfather has lived almost […]