Chicano Poet

Thursday, August 02, 2007

An Old Brown Poet Speaks

Though Aztlan may be dead or dying, Chicano poetry shall keep on existing, if only as an artifact. As the original Chicano poets die off, perhaps only a handful of a generation they spawned will remain. After that, it is all over. Ya estufas.

The circumstances which created the Chicano will not come again. Even the word Chicano has become a bad word in the mouth of some. Well, screw them! They are destined to turn white. Nothing can prevent it.

Even this onslaught of fresh Mexicans pouring over the border will become gringos. Screw them, too!

Ricardo Borrado is author of The Black Sun
and Truth Belies.

(Editor’s Note: I have decided to omit
some of Ricardo’s more inflammatory


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