Greetings & Salutations

I have a lyrical essay on Gender & Cultural Inheritance in Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholar's Special Issue of phati-tude's "WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America." Honored to be in the same issue as Junot Diaz, Esmeralda Santiago, Oscar Hijuelos, and Gary Soto.

FIT is sponsoring a production of my play Drawn from Water as part of Hispanic Heritage month in late September/ early October; there'll also be a talk back with the cast and myself. Stayed tuned for details. 

Midnight in Matamoros has now gone into development under the dramaturgy of Bob Teague, Artistic Director of Truant Arts. We've brought abroad Carlton Zeus, a Brownsville native and fresh new voice, to write original music for the play.

The play was conceived first in a poem I recently wrote, "At Ten I had the Look of Locust," which was recently published.