PRAISE FOR TRAGIC BITCHES

In the tradition of old school street shouters and house kids/running the streets with madness. These Tragic Bitches offer their sacrificed hearts to us. With shameless truth telling/raucous wit and words so beautiful it hurts     this work heals. Warrior-marked.  Urban Saints.  Sinning Shaman.  Loudly Queer.  Distinctly Xicana/o.  Re-imagining form and tradition/honoring the dead.  Speaking the unspeakable.

These poets tell everything, honey.

I Loves me some Tragic Bitches.  

Don’t miss your chance to get you some...

       Sharon Bridgforth, RedBone Press Lambda

       Award-winning Author of love conjure/blues and

       the bull-jean stories

 

 

After witnessing the fearless embodied testimonios of these poetas from intimate teatro en Berkeley to expansive auditorium en Austin, I remain a loyal follower of their palabra. Lorenzo, Dino, and Adelina synthesize disarming invocations of memories lost…and then (re)membered.  They offer us biting social critiques of colonial legacies mapped onto MeXican@ queer bodies…under the covers.  These fierce performátic@s offer us intricate excavations of memory, language, amor, deseo, confianza, and ultimately…liberation.

       Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

       of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College

 

 

Watch out cuz the bitches will hunt you down, call you out publicly with their poetry, and cut you with their barrio lyricism. I remember watching las tres perform their tragedias in a plaza made stage - tecate and cigarettes, lit velas, and the moon - they laid it all out, sin pelos en la lengua. Their shit talking and “puro pinche chisme” was a radical manifesto declaring their refusal to live silently. Ain’t nothin but truth, ya’ll, and that’s “the way Jotos do it. The way we were meant to.”

       Virginia Grise, Playwright, author of the Yale

       Drama Series-winning blu and co-author of

       The Panza Monologues 

 

 

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Tragic Bitches was the most beautiful, heart breaking, love filling, and hilarious pieces to grace our stage. it is poetry that is real and speaks to our very core.

 

       Sarah Guerra, Program Director

       La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA

 

 

Let this collection serve as a warning to all those hell bent on destroying each other at any cost – betraying family, lovers, and even themselves. Beaten down into the dirt by violent colonial histories and patriarchal traditions, these three super hero poetas emerge covered in blood and wrought with fury to resuscitate generations back to life, love, and freedom. Heartbroken and smokin’ hot in black eyeliner and tight threads, Adelina Anthony, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano sacrilege the current state of affairs to throw down roots for a more beautiful earth – like, pronto. With crystal clarity, their razor-sharp tongues repossess anger, sorrow, fear, and desire (lots of it) as revolutionary forces. This definitely isn’t for date night, bitches.

 

       Roya Rastegar, Ph.D., Programmer for Tribeca

       Film Festival and Huffington Post Blogger