Saturday, February 16, 2008

Remembering raulsalinas Pachuco

The celebrated Xicanindio poet raulrsalinas performs with a great backing band in San Antonio, TX at the Trini Sanchez memorial tribute on Aug. 6, 2006. The incredible band includes Manny Castillo from Snowbyrd on Drums, Roland de la Cruz from the Mescaleros on Guitar and Eddy Hernandez from Sexto Sol on Bass. Filmed by Victor Payan (

raulrsalinas is the author of three collections of poetry: Un Trip thru the Mind Jail y Otras Excursions (Editorial Pocho-Ché, 1980; Arte Público Press, 1999), East of the Freeway: Reflections de mi pueblo (Red Salmon Press, 1995), and Indio Trails: A Xicano Odyssey thru Indian Country (Wings Press, 2006). Recently, UT Press published a selected collection of his prison writings entitled raulrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon Is My Pen (edited by Louis Mendoza, 2006).

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