Tag Archives: New Mexico

Alfredo Corchado: On Immigration And Identity

Alfredo Corchado

Alfredo Corchado's Midnight In Mexico documents his experiences as a journalist during the peak of the Mexican drug war.

November 23, 2018 – Correspondent Russell Contreras has an in-depth discussion with author Alfredo Corchado, who also reports on the US-Mexico border for the Dallas Morning News and has spent decades covering the border and immigration. Corchado’s latest book, “Homelands” examines immigration and identity through his own experiences and his friendship with four other Mexican Americans he first met while working on the East Coast.

 

Guest:

Alfredo Corchado, journalist and author of “Homelands”

Resources:

Alfredo Corchado On Mexico, The U.S. And ‘Homelands’NPR

Alfredo Corchado: A voice for truth on both sides of the borderAl Día

Joan Naviyuk Kane: Bringing An Alaskan Perspective To Teaching In Santa Fe

Joan Kane

November 23, 2018 –

Joan Kane is an Alaska Native poet who grew up in Anchorage with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Kane is the author of a number of collections of poetry. Her lyric poems are rooted in her Arctic homeland. Although she lives in Alaska, she teaches part of the year at the Institute of American Indian Arts, or IAIA, in Santa Fe. Kane recently sat down with New Mexico in Focus correspondent Russell Contreras to talk about her work.

 

Guest:

Joan Naviyuk Kane – Iñupiaq,  author & faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA)

 

Resources:

Why Native poets, and their languages, are so often misunderstoodPBS NewsHour

Poems Against Loss: Joan Naviyuk Kane Talks About ‘Hyperboreal’ArtsBeat