Güero with Güero 👀See @davidobowles TONIGHT at Booth 3137 from 5:30 to 7:30 at #ALA
If you can't tell, we're very excited about David Bowles rn. He's proven himself a well studied master of El Paso history and Mexican myth with his first two books and now he's showing us a vulnerable side with not only poetry, but poetry steeped in those raw middle and high school years. We're so impressed with you, David! Thanks for sharing your stories with Cinco Puntos.
In Spanish, “Güero” is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo. But make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is puro mexicano, like Canelo Álvarez, the Mexican boxer. Güero is also a nerd—reader, gamer, musician—who runs with a squad of misfits like him, Los Bobbys. Life is tough for a border kid, but Güero has figured out how to cope. He writes poetry.
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