Nuevas Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Identities

Nuevas Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Identities

This book examines the identities of Chican@ in a post-9/11 America. In an effort to not hijack and prescribe new Chican@ identities from one author’s perspective, this book is constructed in dialogue format with 4 different perspectives and 4 different approaches. We ask the questions: What has triggered such an interest in Chican@ in recent times? What types of poetry, writing, and art is being created and what are the social factors that have led to new Chican@ identities? ¬ is book addresses four di erent identities within the “Chican@” identity such as xicanindio (Carmona), inmigrante (Lima), poch@ (Chavarria), & the fluid Chican@ (Sanchez) as a jumping off point to discuss all that is happening currently.