Local Author Spotlight

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Chicano Blood Transfusion: Edward Vidaurre

Chicano Blood Transfusion: Edward Vidaurre

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 […]

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La Poeta Power

La Poeta Power

Playful, artful, and wholly memorable, these poems prove Erika Garza-Johnson deserving of her enduring moniker

A year and a half ago, the micro-press FlowerSong Books launched with the debut poetry collection of one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most unique voices—Erika Garza-Johnson, known to many as La Poeta Power. Erika grew up in Elsa, Texas, and has been reading and performing her poetry in the Río Grande Valley since 2001. […]