Archive for May, 2011

“Yo Soy Joaquín/I am Joaquín”: Early Verbal, Visual and Machismo Expressions of Chicanismo

“I am Joaquín,” written and published by Rodolfo Corky Gonzales in 1967 is a seminal Chicana/o poem. The full text can be accessed in English here. It was the cornerstone of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s with its epic form, evocation of Chicana/o folk heroes, historical figures and religious icons. Today, the poem […]