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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 que irte, pero ¿cómo iba a saber? Que pasarían doce años antes de que llegaras a casa? Durante...

Speaking words of wisdom

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 on display in his exhibit. Growing up in Mexico and moving to the valley of Texas for school,...

When love ends, be the water poetry review

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, which pairs with the collection as a sort of map to navigate the autobiographical elements of the lyrics....

Big sis advice: A tribute

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 a child that she hates to love. Masters child. A young boy’s scars fresh from the lash ooze an...

American sour

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 for their double-book launch on Nov. 9. UTSA Professor Wendy Barker, Ph.D., started the nigh...

Read. Write. Repeat.

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 his poetry.  As San Antonio rings in three hundred years of history, the city has its first mal...

FIGHT THE FEAR

FIGHT THE FEAR

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 is unique in some way. And everyone is loved by somebody. So make every day count, my friend. Enjoy ...

Promise You Fields of Yellow Daffodils

Promise You Fields of Yellow Daffodils

Sabrina Longoria

May 20, 2018

My heart is filled with a constellation dancing and soaring through the dark but stars burn brightest at their death and from flaming blasts blossom new scars that I cannot, will not ever regret  Spanish roses braided in dark hair a crimson crest and waterfall placed by fingers w...

To an Almost Lover

To an Almost Lover

Natasha Almasi

May 20, 2018

I am physically locked on you Pulling me in with an intelligent mind and deafening irises My body aches with desire Wanton and obsessed I hang on your words A passionate speaker your ideas affect me like sangria My soul widens, and warmth devours my curves I crave to be the woman you...

Bad Driver

Bad Driver

Justice Lovin

May 20, 2018

They call it stick ‘cause it sticks; The gears whine as they grind and twist Entwined just fine until I try to shift. Shit. Was that third or fifth I think as I’m pitched Hit the wheel with my head And come up embarrassed But not dead yet. Heaving deep breaths to suppress The...

Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Sabrina Longoria

March 30, 2018

When the wolf skulked through the woods, Red betrayed not a single fear, though her curling fingers did tremble, Mother’s warnings grown constant in her ear. Be wary, my sweet, for you are never safe, not leaving our home alone, not smiling at “friendly” strangers, not enjoying...

Poetry slam encourages students to share their talent

Poetry slam encourages students to share their talent

Samantha Ceballos

April 19, 2017

What is poetry? Is there a set definition for this art, or is that guy’s rap a poem? How about the girl venting about a serious issue? Poetry Slam Jam put the definition of poetry to test this past Thursday night as students came together to listen and exchange their own forms of the art. Poetry...