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WORDS ON A WIRE: Maceo Montoya

The Cruel Violence of Families (2011) by Maceo Montoya

  Daniel & Ben talk with artist and writer Maceo Montoya.  Maceo a member of Chicano royalty of sorts, belonging to the famous Montoya family.  Maceo's father is artist & activist Malaquias Montoya, his cousin is filmmaker Richard Montoya, and his brother is the late poet Andrés Montoya.  Maceo is the author of the book "The Deportation of Wopper Barraza."  He talks about the inspiration behind the book, as well as the narrative structures of his paintings.

For today's Poem of the Week, Maceo Montoya reads a poem by his brother, the late poet Andrés Montoya.  We will hear "The Ice Worker Sings."

And in this week's Poetic License, Fresno writer Joseph Rios wonders aloud "Why Fresno?"  Fresno, California, is fertile ground not just for agriculture, but for writers & poets.

And...Ben & Daniel talk about their love of art.

Aired May 4, 2014.

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