What’s Up With That?
Or Que Paso?
One of our missions at Writers of the Rio Grande is to elucidate to the world the voices of the people of the Rio Grande Valley and the border from Tamaulipas/ Texas to Arizona/ Sonora to Baja/California. And the great border cities as well. And the nexus hubs that connect Latin America to the U.S of America…. San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles. Our greatest opportunity here is to be heard. These are the collected voices of deep south Texas.
Here in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas all exist in the transition of one world into another….The Spanish/Indigenous culture of Mexico, And the Anglo-American tradition. All exist in this transition in varying shades and degrees without exception. The American side believes it has much, much more freedom than it does, and The Mexican side believes that too. As for themselves, they pretty much have it figured out that the game is rigged….We at the writersoftheriogrande.com figure that it is too late in the game to go along with any ones game. For no matter how long it lasts it always comes down to the end game. And here we are.
To quote The Doors
“The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire.”
The issues that confront the border lands are a microcosm of some of the issues that haunt the entire world. There are complexities and hidden hands behind all the headlines and pronouncements of governments and institutions, entities and groups of every stripe. We pray we can help you chart your way through the fog and smoke. And that you can assist us. The internet is still pretty much free for now; how long that will last is anyone’s guess. So better early than late.
So if you have a clue, a poem, a statement, a song with a message…with sensibility…with heart… please send a query or a response to the Editor.