"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

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Friday, July 29, 2005

Out of El Paso Spotlight: Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez is from the Bay Area of Califas. He recently came out with his book of poetry called Warrior Poet of the Fifth Sun. Carlos Ortega reviewed the book for the El Paso Times.

Lopez' website says "In his lifetime he as been a musician, a songwriter, a businessman, a technology leader, a father and a friend. Today he is The Warrior-Poet of the Fifth Sun and you'll be pleased that this is so. In these pages López has tapped into a clarity and vision rarely seen in today's poetry. These powerful poems call to mind the revolutionary times of the 60's and 70's while fortifying the path being set by today's poetry giants."

Like several poets who have come out recently following the angry poets of the 1960 and 1970s. There are some other ones. I'll mention them later. Take care.

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