Photography. Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Vatos is a tribute to Chicano men — to Latino men, to all men everywhere — created out of love by two of their kind. When you look at these pictures and read these words you are seeing us in our roles as sons, fathers, brothers, and lovers. You are seeing us at our most vulnerable and at our toughest. You are seeing us adorn our bodies, you are seeing us hang with our compas, you are seeing us suffering and learning, and you are seeing us embrace our mothers and our wives and our children and our lives. When you hold this book, you are acknowledging us.
Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat: If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.
Reading and talk at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Details here.
Proud to be part of the prestigious series in a reading with Laila Lalami and Shobha Rao. Tickets and details here.
Celebrating the NEA Big Read and Into the Beautiful North in Holyoke, MA. Sponsored by the Mary Lyon Foundation, Holyoke has done some great events all year. Now we get to meet each other! Details here.
Details to come