A local poet, reached a personal low when he read his poetry at Intersection for the Arts and exactly six people showed up in 1996, Victor Martinez. Three were buddies.
Galeria de la Raza tossed a send-off celebration before he travelled to ny for the prizes ceremony. â€œWe said, â€˜Youâ€™re going to win!â€™â€ recalls journalist Alejandro MurguÃa. â€œHe stated. â€˜Nah. Iâ€™m a Chicano author. This really is a brand new York honor.â€™â€
He won. Unexpectedly, Martinez had been interviewed in the Information Hour with Jim Lehrer. Their image had been from the front side for the san francisco bay area Chronicle, so when he wandered down the streets of this Mission, strangers respected him and stated hello.
Whenever Martinez passed away in the beginning the morning of February 18, 2011, in the apartment on Capp Street, a couple of days before their 57th birthday celebration, that guide, â€œParrot within the Oven: Mi Vida,â€ had become an element of the canon of books taught to US senior school pupils. Lire la suite