By Michael Dowdy
Dowdy argues transnational Latina/o imaginary has emerged in line with neoliberalism—the free-market philosophy that underpins what many within the northern hemisphere discuss with as “globalization.” His paintings examines how poets characterize the locations which have been “broken” by means of globalization’s political, monetary, and environmental upheavals. Broken Souths locates the roots of the recent imaginary in 1968, while the Mexican pupil circulate crested and the Chicano and Nuyorican pursuits emerged within the usa. It theorizes that Latina/o poetics negotiates tensions among the past due Sixties’ oppositional, collective identities and the current day’s radical individualisms and discourses of assimilation, together with the “post-colonial,” “post-national,” and “post-revolutionary.” Dowdy is especially attracted to how Latina/o poetics reframes debates in cultural stories and significant geography at the relation among position, area, and nature.
Broken Souths positive factors discussions of Latina/o writers similar to Victor Hernández Cruz, Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, Guillermo Verdecchia, Marcos McPeek Villatoro, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Jack Agüeros, Marjorie Agosín, Valerie Martínez, and Ariel Dorfman, along discussions of influential Latin American writers, together with Roberto Bolaño, Ernesto Cardenal, David Huerta, José Emilio Pacheco, and Raúl Zurita.
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