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Tomás Riley

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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.

| Subject Matter: Chicano, Bilingualism, Cultural Politics, Hip Hop | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Finalist for the 2004 California Voices Award from Poets & Writers Magazine |

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