Hot off the Presses: Xicancuicatl: Collected Poems By Alfred Arteaga

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A dialogue with Professors David Lloyd (English Department) and Ricky Rodriguez (Media and Cultural Studies)

Xicancuicatl: Collected Poems By Alfred Arteaga
Edited by David Lloyd
Preface by Cherríe Moraga

Xicancuicatl collects the poetry of leading avant-garde Chicanx poet Alfred Arteaga (1950–2008), whom French philosopher Gilles Deleuze regarded as "among those rare poets who are able to raise or shape a new language within their language." In his five published collections, Arteaga made crucial breakthroughs in the language of poetry, basing his linguistic experiments on the multilingual Xicanx culture of the US Southwest. His formal resources and finely tuned ear for sound patterns and language play remain astonishing. His poetical work, presented as a whole here for the first time, speaks more than ever to a moment in which border-crossing, cultural diversity, language-mixing and a multi-cultural vision of America are critical issues.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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