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Chicano Blood Transfusion: Edward Vidaurre

Chicano Blood Transfusion: Edward Vidaurre
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The cover for Vidaurre’s Chicano Blood Transfusion.

The cover for Vidaurre’s Chicano Blood Transfusion.

Sometimes the grind of life in modern America sucks Latin@s dry: between the daily micro-aggressions and institutional racism, la gente find themselves drained of that essential chispa. At times like those, we need a Chicano blood transfusion like the one Edward Vidaurre injects straight into our souls in his most recent collection.

So just lean back and let yourself be guided through the graffitied recesses of our collective barrio by one of the most important poets of deep South Texas, whose unique voice blends street, Beat, form and striking breadth.

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1973, Edward Vidaurre has been been published in several anthologies and literary journals including La Bloga, Bordersenses, La Noria, Left Hand of the Father, Brooklyn & Boyle – Boundless Anthology of the Valley International Poetry Festival 2011, 2012, & 2013. Chicano Blood Transfusion is Vidaurre’s fourth collection of poetry and published by Flowersong Books.

You can find this book and others for purchase online at amazon.com

Author Edward Vidaurre (right) poses with cover artist Mario Godinez (left), whose art graces the cover of Vidaurre’s latest effort. Photo: Tam Corbette Lopez

Author Edward Vidaurre (right) poses with cover artist Mario Godinez (left), whose art graces the cover of Vidaurre’s latest effort. Photo: Tam Corbette Lopez

 

About FlowerSong Books

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FlowerSong Books exists to nurture essential words from the borderlands. The press is named for the Nahuatl phrase in xōchitl in cuīcatl—literally “the flower, the song,” a difrasismo or kenning for “poetry.” Its mission is to promote both the voices of writers in the Río Grande Valley and the literacy of Latinas and Latinos in general. To achieve these goals, FlowerSong hopes as it grows to implement a multi-tiered strategy:  publishing a small number of titles by Valley authors (or by authors whose work would appeal to readers in the Valley) each year (the present catalogue includes work by Alejandro Cabada, Edward Vidaurre, Shirley Rickett and René Saldaña, Jr.); editing anthologies of established and upcoming writers whose work  has special relevance to the Río Grande Valley; providing creative writing workshops to aspiring local writers; conducting writing contests for elementary and secondary children.

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