Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two poems in Círculo de Poesía

Two of my poems that appeared previously on this blog have been published by Círculo de Poesía. Please visit, and read their content, it is a great online source for poetry in Spanish (and other languages). You may access the poems here: http://circulodepoesia.com/2016/08/fabio-chee-madrigal/

Also recommendable is their recent selection of poems from other Bajacalifornianos like me. You can access their poems in the following link:

Thursday, August 4, 2016

El remo

la playa

el timonel
y la euforia
del odio
en la venganza
a puro músculo

abriendo olas
el panorama
cobra distancia

y todo se borra


ya no circulan

un sol arriba
y otro en el agua

el sonido
de mar abierto

un remo
contra la lancha

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

El día en que murió Juan Rulfo

el día en que murió Juan Rulfo
no fue el día del enano de junio
sino el día de los cuentos extraviados
o el día en que dejó de soplar
el viento en el desierto
en el cual 
definitivamente se fue el aire

no fue blanca la mañana
sino gris como Luvina
y caliente como Comala

fue el día en que cesaron las voces
y se derrumbó la literatura
como polvo de fantasma

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Read me in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture

I'm very happy to inform you that you may now start pre-ordering The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, which includes my first published article on Science Fiction and Latina/o studies, "Science Fiction and Latina/o Studies Today... and in the Future." I know the book is costly, but I invite you all to read, and to use it in your classrooms.

You may pre-order the book through any of your favorite methods, including Amazon.com.

Please send me your comments, I would be happy to read them.

Here is a brief synopsis of the book's contents:

Latino popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latinos in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latino popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more.

Features include:

  • consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latinos;

  • comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms;

  • concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos;

  • new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latino pop culture;

Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latino popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compilation of wide-ranging case studies in Latino pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latino pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture.

Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

El nuevo Bernal Díaz del Castillo es un astronauta,
inclusive, tal vez, una máquina.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

America: A Short Play.


Christopher Beckett (Poor, blonde, unemployed 20 year-old, father of three).

Salvador Soga (Poor, 30 year-old, Chicano intellectual, no children).

[ Around a fire during a cold desert winter in the night, at the edge of the city by the railroad tracks. ]

Chris: I wonder if there is a movie about someone who is so depressed that they are contemplating suicide and then, all of a sudden, aliens invade?

Chava: Yes; it is called Independence Day.

[They both look up to the stars.]

[End of play.]