Latino Writers Collective http://kcur.org en The Distance Between Us http://kcur.org/post/distance-between-us <p>On Tuesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> author <strong><a href="http://www.reynagrande.com/" target="_blank">Reyna Grande</a></strong> describes her experience living as in illegal immigrant in the U.S.</p><p>Her memoir, <em><strong>The Distance Between Us</strong>,</em> is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:08:53 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 26032 at http://kcur.org The Distance Between Us Poet Xanath Caraza Summons The African Roots Of Mexico http://kcur.org/post/poet-xanath-caraza-summons-african-roots-mexico <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City poet </span>Xanath<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Caraza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently published the poetry chapbook </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Corazon Pintado</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a book of "</span>ekphrastic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> poems" – or poems that respond to other works of art.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>Yanga, Yanga, Yanga</em></p><p><em>Yanga, Yanga, Yanga</em></p><p><em>Today, your spirit I invoke</em></p><p><em>Here, in this place</em></p><p></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:31:48 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 17258 at http://kcur.org Poet Xanath Caraza Summons The African Roots Of Mexico