Diary Inside/Color Local Crónica

Susana Chávez-Silverman


Abstract

Hmmm. Quizás abrir con algunos de estos diary entries. These fragments of “me.” (LITTLE EYE: commune con tus Musos). Mi instinto me dice que it’s as good a way in as any, si bien un poco nel mezzo del camino (pero quizás por esto mismo, no?). Estos entries constituyen un modo más directo, a more ostensibly unmediated way (ja ja) to access, to convey la tremenda carga de intensidad y de reconocimiento de estos meses aquí en el Montalvo Arts Center. Desde el 3 de mayo I’ve been here. Simón, yo. Me, here. As an artist-in-residence. Put that in your pipa and fúmenlo, mijos. Pretty trippy, que no? Anygüey, el muñeco del Tim Miller me recomendó; I applied y fijate que they picked me.....

This chronicle will appear in Chávez-Silverman's second collection of chronicles, Scenes from la cuenca del LA y otros natural disasters (in press, 2010, University of Wisconsin Press). Her previous book of chronicles, Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories/Memorias Bilingües, was published in the Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as Series, University of Wisconsin Press, in 2004.

Keywords

Crónica, Chronicle, Code-switching, Chicana liteerature

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