Mon. 26 May, 7p: Host Adam Aguirre spent Mothers’ Day with California native, now Albuquerque resident, author, editor, poet Richard Vargas discussing the life of the poet, the state of Chicano poetry and the realities of Chicano literature. Richard Vargas, editor/publisher of The Tequila Review and of The Más Tequila Review, reflects on what it means and what it should mean to be a Chicano poet, and describes the work behind his new book, part of the Press 53 Silver Concho Poetry Series, Guernica, revisited.
A graduate of CSULB, who then received his MFA in Creative Writing from UNM, Vargas was also recipient of the 2011 Taos Summer Writers’ Conference’s Hispanic Writer Award, and was on the faculty of the 2012 10th National Latino Writers Conference. La vida del poeta, como la vida en sí misma, es una lucha, pero con sus palabras tan bonitas, man, it sure does sound fun! Happy Mother’s Day!