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Wednesday, July 27, 2005


My Buddha! Mexico has changed! Í´m blogging from an internet cafe in my father´s hometown! The keyboard I´m using is throwing me off a bit. What´s up with all these damn accent symbols?

Wé´re in the middle of planning a freaking huge wedding for my brother. We´ve ordered case after case of beer, towers of soda cans, booked a huge salon, ordered chairs and tables. And oh yes. We´ve ordered two huge cows and two huge pigs to be slaughtered tomorrow. Crazy.

More later.

Friday, July 22, 2005

In Honor of My Trip to Mexico I Present a Moon Poem

Full Moon by Robert Hayden

No longer throne of a goddess to whom we pray,
no longer the bubble house of childhood's
tumbling Mother Goose man,

The emphatic moon ascends--
the brilliant challenger of rocket experts,
the white hope of communications men.

Some I love who are dead
were watchers of the moon and knew its lore;
planted seeds, trimmed their hair,

Pierced their ears for gold hoop earrings
as it waxed or waned.
It shines tonight upon their graves.

And burned in the garden of Gethsemane,
its light made holy by the dazzling tears
with which it mingled.

And spread its radiance on the exile's path
of Him who was The Glorious One,
its light made holy by His holiness.

Already a mooted goal and tomorrow perhaps
an arms base, a livid sector,
the full moon dominates the dark.

Thanks Lorna!

Wow. This is Patrick Rodriguez. Swoon. He kinda of looks like Marc Anthony. He has a weblog. He has my heart. Okay, that was a little melodramatic.

Shit List

1. Sabrina Orah Mark: her brother "won" the fig contest. Alan Cordle, we need you!
2. Being Bobby Brown: a train wreck of a show. It's a hoot! Last week, in a fancy London shop, Whitney Houston pulled out a WAD of cash to pay for her things.
3. The sidewalk that beat up our Paul Guest.
4. Losing, then regaining the weight you lost. Why must Hostess cupcakes exist?
5. Mark Levine: did he really post a stupid comment over at Poetry Snark?
6. Karl Rove
7. Aaron McCollough
8. This Arizona heat wave. 18 people have died in Phoenix this week.
9. My Iowa posts. Time to get over that program.
10. Designing Women reruns: the best and worst way to spend your nights.

Some Recent Reviews

Sheryl Luna
Virgil Suarez
Luis Alberto Urrea
Luis Rodriguez and Salvador Plascencia
Daniel Alarcon

Two Queens

Me + Juan Gabriel. Five years ago. Eat your heart out!

I just wrote a letter to Sandra Cisneros

but I can't tell you why.

Some People I Know. Some Good News

Kevin A. Gonzalez won the Playboy College Fiction contest. His story will be published in the October issue, which will be the first issue of Playboy that I buy. Hard to believe, no? Kevin will be attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop in fiction come this fall.

And Diana Delgado won the James D. Phelan award.

Winners! I'm surrounded by winners!

Web del Sol Chapbook

Have you read my on-line chap book? No? Shame on you! I would read your crap...I mean poetry. Thanks and kisses go out to Bino A. Realuyo for putting the chap book together. And don't forget to read the chap books of Rigoberto Gonzalez and Noe Hernandez.

Jason Schneiderman

I love discovering the work of new poets. A couple of days ago, as a read through Sabrina Orah Mark's How Do You Feel About Figs contest, I came upon a name new to me: Jason Schneiderman. I clicked on his name and was led by the Muses (okay, fiber-optic cables) to his website. One glance at his photographs and I forgot all about figs. I can tell no fib! He's one handsome man. I clicked on more links to read his poems. I liked. I liked. Very much. Two words popped into my head as I read his work: Serious Whimsy. Four Way Books published his first collection, Sublimation Point, in 2004. Double swoon! I should be getting his book sometime in early August. I can't wait.

To read some of his work click here.

The Collection is Done

Yes, I've finished my first poetry collection. Finally!

Studs II

All the Chicano queens I know are forwarding this photograph of this sexy Mexican soccer player. Que macho! I hope he reads Lorca.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Jenni and Pris are planning a calander of poetry studs. Here is my wish list:

Daniel Nester
Tony Robinson
Steven D. Schroeder
Seth Abramson
Jordan Davis
Ken Rumble
Jim Behrle
Zachary Schomburg
Jack Anders
Paul Guest
Oliver de la Paz
Gabriel Gudding


Mexico, and Urbana

I'm such a tease. I'm leaving tomorrow to spend two weeks in Mexico. My brother is getting married in our father's hometown. Sweet, no? And when I come back from Mexico I will finally depart for Urbana, IL. One of my best buds, Rigoberto Gonzalez, will be flying in to Casa Grande and together we'll drive to Urbana. Two queens on the road!

But have no fear! I'm going to post like mad in the next hour. I know some of you are going through Eduardo withdrawal, and I want to help you. I really do.

New Blog!

Hello Readers! I've missed you all. Even Cholojoto. Welcome to my new blog. It's a litte bare right now, but I'll add a blogroll and other goodies soon enough.