Catalog Number: 20080919, 20070504
Chicano writer and activist Tomás Riley began his writing career officially in 1994 as a member of the Taco Shop Poets in California. A first-generation American raised in San Diego, his work is a meld of bilingualism and cultural politics with a hip hop beat. A finalist for the 2004 California Voices Award from Poets & Writers magazine, Riley shares work from his first book Mahcic in this energetic public reading for the Latino Writers Series at the Kansas City Public Library.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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