Over the past year, some friends and I have managed to meet weekly throughout the pandemic, and we’ve chatted about Latinx literature. I feel grateful for this space, reading work by choice and interest. What’s your latest read?
While you’re reading, check out your public library. In the summer, libraries encourage reading through reading challenges. In the DMV area, Fairfax County Public Library, DC Public Library, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, among other library branches, are offering prizes for children and adult readers. These libraries are using Beanstack, an app that tracks your reading, free through the library. So much reading ahead!
Check out and read these stories, poems, and non-fiction selections:
- Leticia Urieta: “La Mujer Alacran”
- Claudia Hernández: “Invitation”
- Jorge Luis Borges: “The Garden of Forking Paths”
- Andrés Neuman: “A Line in the Sand”
- Murilo Rubião: “The Ex-Magician”
- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis: “The Psychiatrist”
- Cristina Peri Rossi: “The Annunciation”
- Achy Obejas: “We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this?”
- Ada Limón: “The Contract Says…”
- Eduardo C. Corral: “To Francisco X. Alarcón” (further reading: Slow Lightning)
- Gabriela Mistral: “The Teller of Tales”
- Aracelis Girmay: “Consider the Hands that Write this Letter”
- Judith Ortiz Cofer: “The Myth of the Latin Woman”
List will be updated through August as I find more favorite writers and literature.