Each month, we feature a Latinx artist who is doubling down on creativity and letting their words fly on the screen. This month we feature another master, Ruth Behar reading her short story, “La Cortada.” Behar is the first Latina to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Remember to follow our Latino Stories YouTube channel.
Past 2021 Videos of the Month
Past picks include Rhina Espaillat, and her classic poem, “Bilingual/Bilingue.”
Past featured videos also include Jacqueline Balderrama and Emanuel Xavier.
2020 picks included Susanna Velarde Covarrubias and her poem, “Upon Leaving,” about the Arizona monsoon season. Watch as she and other members of Teatro Bravo, work their magic.
William Archilla was our second selection. In the episode of “They Write by Night,” host Suzanne Lummis surveys the lost cityscape of Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood as captured in 1955 film noir, “Kiss Me Deadly,” and pairs it with the noir-inspired poem, “Cine Negro,” by William Archila, author of “The Art of Exile” (Bilingual Press, 2009) and “Gravedigger’s Archaeology” (Red Hen Press, 2015).
Our first pick of this series was Sheila Maldonado the author of one-bedroom solo (Fly by Night Press/A Gathering of the Tribes, 2011), her debut poetry collection. Her 2nd publication, that’s what you get, was published in 2021 by Brooklyn Arts Press.