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The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century

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Performance texts, poems, and essays explore America's irrational fears of otherness and hybridization. ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published July 1st 1996)
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This book practically goes on more of my shelves than it doesn't go on. As you can tell by the subtitle, this book is pretty varied: poetry, essays, scripts/transcripts of various performances, photos, etc etc. I've also seen tapes of some of his performances in my lit. class. I would especially recommend the NAFTAzteca Pirate TV - it was interesting to read, but it's even better to watch.

This book really pushed my boundaries, took me out of my comfort zone, and forced me to ask myself difficult
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Ally Thomas
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I put this on my wishlist after I saw Gomez Pena at the Mattress Factory. It was a really great collection of essays, poems and performances by the artist. Obviously it is better to see the performances in person but it was interesting to see all his pieces chronicled in one book. I like reading GP because his language is simple but with complex concepts. And he endorses his ideas on hybridity by writing in spanglish and some french. Another quality GP has as writer and intellectual is that he c ...more
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Had to buy this book for my Multicultural Literature class and I loved it. Usually I don't enjoy some of the books that my professors choose but this isn't one of them. Really good read, I'd recommend it to anyone. ...more
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Art can be disruptive (in a "revolutionary" non elitist manner)....algo asi. La frontera tan tan ...more
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