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Interview: Lupe Mendez

Interview: Lupe Mendez

By Amanda Hart Illustration by Blake Jones Martin Luther King Jr. said,…

REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Librotraficante Road Report #2

REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Librotraficante Road Report #2

Houston-area schoolteachers Augustine Laredo and Lupe Mendez smuggling “banned” books.…

WORD AROUND TOWN POETRY TOUR 2014

WORD AROUND TOWN POETRY TOUR 2014

The week-long poetry marathon kicks off Sunday, August 10th and runs through Saturday, August 16th.…

Interview: John Pluecker

Interview: John Pluecker

Houston is well-known for experimental music/noise and risk-taking performance art, but the literary landscape is rather safe, tepid, and bland. Poet / translator / interpreter / educator / collaborator / organizer / interdisciplinary artist John Pluecker is trying to change that.…

Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso: Librotraficante Road Report #3

Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso: Librotraficante Road Report #3

This is the third Free Press Houston Librotraficante embedded road report. For…

Victory for Ethnic Studies in Texas

Victory for Ethnic Studies in Texas

By: Amanda Hart Photo courtesy of Librotraficante In March, FPH covered an…