Poema (poetry): "Nocturno chicano" by Margarita Cota-Cardenas (encore)

Feb 25, 2020

"Invocation," Alejandro Arango, 1988, oil on paper
Credit Metropolitan Museum of Art/Open Access

(This episode originally aired March 11, 2020)

Welcome to a new poetry feature on Northland Morning!

(poetry) celebrates the other languages that make up the rich cultural landscape of our Northland, through the medium that communicates it best: poetry.  We'll invite guests to share a poem in their native language, and find out what it is about the poem or the poet that speaks to them. 

We'll explore different cultures through the nuance of their native languages - but get a little help in the form of an English translation along the way!

This week, we welcomed Susana Pelayo-Woodward to our studios.

"Chicano Nocturne" appears in Marchitas De Mayo (Sones Pa'L Pueblo) by Margarita Cota-Cardenas.

Susana also referenced poets Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa.

And here is the reading of the poem entirely in Spanish: