CentroVictoria of the University of Houston-Victoria is excited to announce a new literary magazine, Huizache, featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Huizache seeks works that challenge ethnic, gender, or social stereotypes, and though the magazine’s focus is Latino, it is not limited to it.
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HUIZACHE 6 features the spectacular cover art by legendary Chicano artist John Valadez and offers prose from El Paso’s Christine Granados, Denver’s Sheryl Luna, Oakland’s Aida Salazar; from award-winning playwright Octavio Solis, filmmaker/author Jesús Salvador Treviño, and New Orleans’s Bryan Washington. Poets in h6 include California’s Lisa Alvarez, Texas’s Abigail Carl-Klassen, Mexico’s Christina Rivera Garza, New York’s Paco Marquez, Michigan’s Rachel Nelson and New Mexico’s Joaquin Zihuatanejo. A selection of linocuts by LA printmaker Daniel González is also within the magazine’s pages. Continuing to thrive in the Latino West, HUIZACHE stretches our country’s artistic boundaries, exults in the life of those who are passively thought to be less than the well-born and not as good as the mainstream. HUIZACHE rejects that forcefully and actively. In only six years, the magazine has become the leading Latino literary magazine in the US, home to the growing wave of undeniably gifted new writers from the edges, corners, and fringes that are the American West. h6 may be the strongest proof of this yet, with so many new faces and fresh voices with new songs and new images for these new times. They are hometown voices of writers and poets whose families have called their cities, lands, and heritage home for generations and are no longer waiting for New York to discover them, and HUIZACHE leads a literary explosion and movement that puts them at its center.
Huizache continues to thrive in the Latino West, loudly proclaiming the beauty of its bloom. In this era when its roots—its Mexican character, its Mexican heritage—are not just dismissed or ignored but attacked as in a xenophobe’s fantasy cartoon, this magazine expands our artistic boundaries. It exults in the life of those of us who are passively considered not born well or good enough, actively admiring the dynamic work that might otherwise go unseen.