Congratulations to Terrance Hayes, who has been named as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Hayes’ poetry appears in HUIZACHE’s fourth issue.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hayes says of the award, “I’m dumbfounded. I really don’t know what to do with it. I’m glad to have a little time to think about it. I enjoy teaching, so my first response is to not take time off from teaching because it is so connected to my writing process. I’m glad money doesn’t spoil. I’ll figure it out. I’d like to help my community and my fellow poets. This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it. I hope to continue to grow as a writer and I’ll think about how to make that happen with this honor.”
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Alex Espinoza has won a 2014 American Book Award for his novel The Five Acts of Diego León. The award, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation, “respects and honors excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre.”
Espinoza’s story “Scenes from the Films of Orlando Real” – from an earlier version of Diego León – appeared in HUIZACHE’s debut issue.
HUIZACHE is back, with our biggest (and dare we say best?) issue yet! Our fourth issue features prose by Yvette Benavides, Maria DeGuzmán, Rolando Hinojosa, Dana Johnson, Rubén Martinez, and Maceo Montoya (among others); poetry by Roberto Castillo Udiarte, Tameka Cage Conley, Sandra Cisneros, Carmen Giménez Smith, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Sheryl Luna, and Danny Romero (and many more); and a cover by infamous cartoonist—and soon-to-be yet more notorious when his animated TV show “Bordertown” appears this coming spring on the Fox network—Lalo Alcaraz.
How can we not love that HUIZACHE has its own punk Frida?
A magazine rooted and produced in the Latino West, HUIZACHE represents the finest and most beautiful of those who are not born and bred on the right land, in the right cities, who are too often and too dismissively ignored. HUIZACHE proudly highlights those whose homes too many fly over or drive past quickly and distractedly, missing, as in the desert, the stunning complexity in the brown soil.
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