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Ashley Ridoutt, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020

As a former, attention-seeking, young girl, I learned that intelligence induces a gold star, Impressive physical feats are followed with an ice cream swirl, And helping others prompted a prize...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Managing Editor September 1, 2020

  hindsight   i lost it on a tuesday night. it, i thought, being my hair tie or one of the dozens of lip balms I misplace everyday. it could have been the jokes you sometimes...

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Paisano Poets

Leslie Hicks , UTSA History Professor and Paisano Alumna April 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO Dear Dad – Thank you for teaching us how to live through Coronavirus / COVID-19 in 2020. You did not know in the 1970s that you were instructing us, oblivious Baby Boomers that we were. Some...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre...

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Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m...

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Vanessa William November 13, 2019

Poems: SPN 1014 Spanish Heritage at UTSA Profesora Lilian L. Cano Doce años más tarde By: Victoria Chaires Eras mi padre, cuando tenía dos años, te amaba tanto. Entonces dijiste que tenías...

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Speaking words of wisdom

Julia Maenius April 10, 2019

Octavio Quintanilla, professor at Our Lady of the Lake University and the first male poet laureate of San Antonio, held a poetry reading and visual showcase on April 4. Quintanilla put his new visual poetry...

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When love ends, be the water poetry review

Josh Levario March 6, 2019

Rene Villanueva, the singer and writer for the band Idyll Green, recently released a book of poetry titled, “when love ends, be the water.” The book takes its name from the band’s most recent EP,...

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Big sis advice: A tribute

paisano.online1 February 6, 2019

The moss that swing on the trees of the south still feel the fingertips of slaves that hugged them in the night; desperate to find the direction of the north. A mother’s swollen breast leaks milk for...

“Virginx” by Natalia Treviño and “American Suite” by Steven G. Kellman.

American sour

Alejandro Lopez November 14, 2018

Students, professors, colleagues, English fanatics and poetry lovers alike gathered at the San Antonio Library Foundation to celebrate UTSA Professor Steven G. Kellman, Ph.D., and UTSA alumna Natalia Treviño...

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Read. Write. Repeat.

Samantha Ceballos May 20, 2018

Getting to know the city’s new poet laureate.   The world awakens inspiration: sounds, colors, textures. All three come together to help San Antonio poet laureate Octavio Quintanilla create...

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Zach Truesdale May 20, 2018

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from those of the past and present  and all of my interactions, it is that we all have something to say. You have a story and meaning. Each person...

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