Oldest Public Library in the Americas is in Mexico
The Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico, is the oldest public library in the Americas, as well as one of the most beautiful. In 1640, the Bishop of Puebla, Juan Palafox y Mendoza, donated 5000 books from his private collection to the seminary of the Colegio de San Juan with the condition Continue reading...
Latino Book Review's 2017 Reading Challenge
Inspire your world with the 33 reading suggestions provided by our platform. This readings are aimed to expose you to the Latin American experience: its identity, customs and traditions, vast heritage, dichotomies, desires, underground history, reflections, debates, struggles, joys, among Continue reading... 1/4/16
The Hustler: Trump and the Mean Streets of L.A.
On the first day of class, I always inform my university students that I hold two PhDs. One from a premier research institution, UC Berkeley, and the other from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project Continue reading... 9/25/16
Juan Felipe Herrera: Hearts Filled with Pride
When the Library of Congress appointed the first Latino as the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2015, it became a moment of celebration for Latinos all around the country, adding a badge of honor to our community. Juan Felipe took this honor to heart, as he spent much of his time as Continue reading... 4/19/16
National Poetry Month at South Texas College
South Texas College will be featuring Texas Poet Laureate Laurie Anne Guerrero and International Award Winning Poet and Linguist Rossy Evelin Lima during National Poetry Month on April 18th and 19th. Make sure to mark your calendars, for these are two must-see Continue reading... 4/14/16
International Latin American Poetry Festival
The Latin American Foundation for the Arts will be hosting the International Latin American Poetry Festival in McAllen, TX. to celebrate the marvelous Latin American arts and culture through spoken word. From September 1st - 3th, 2016 FeIPoL will hold its first annual poetry Continue reading... 3/27/16
5 Latino Presses that Fight Against Trump's...
With Trump's recent elimination of the Spanish content option on the oficial White House website, it is important to emphasize that regardless of the whims and wishes of any xenophobic politician, Spanish still holds and will continue to hold a very important place in U.S. society. Continue reading...
Letras en la Frontera
The literary organization Letras en la Frontera, founded by Alfredo Ávalos, will be celebrating the centenary of Juan Rulfo's birth on Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 through a set of literary events. On the 29th of Sept. at 6:30, at UNAM San Antonio, fragments of Rulfo's stories will be read and a Continue reading... 9/26/16
Mexican Poet Rossy Evelin Lima Debuts in Venice
Rossy Evelin Lima is well known for her numerous international poetry publications where she continues to make enormous strides. This time she debuted in Venice where she was warmly welcomed by a pleasant Venetian audience as well as the coordinating organization Continue reading... 8/2/16
Junot Díaz Honored by Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has recently announced that the Pulitzer Prize Award Winning Author, Junot Díaz, will be receiving the Literature Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Awards recognize Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating Continue reading... 8/1/16
Acción Poética - Poetic Action
McALLEN - Collaborating with the Latin American Foundation for the Arts (creators of FeIPoL) and the Consulate of Mexico, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will be the premier venue in the United States for the exhibition Sin Poesia No Hay Ciudad: The Street Poetry of Continue reading... 7/1/16
III International Poetry Award Pilar Fernández Labrador
The III edition of the prestigious International Poetry Award Pilar Fernández Labrador will be awarded the 1st of April, 2016. According to El Norte de Castilla newspaper, there were 465 poets who participated with their manuscripts. Out of the 465 participants, only 30 were chosen Continue reading... 3/27/16