Aztlan Libre Press, an independent Xicana/o press based out of San Antonio, Texas, announces the publication of: At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous ... Poems from Cuba Libre by B.V. Olguín; and Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die by Vincent Cooper.

At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous ... Poems from Cuba Libre by B.V. Olguín
In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís Rodríguez, Martín Espada, Roberto Vargas and other politically-engaged writers, B.V. Olguín has written a lyric testament to the resilience of the Cuban people and their revolutionary spirit, and that of the Venceremos Brigade, that have inspired legions throughout the world to fight for justice. 120 pages / $18


Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die by Vincent Cooper 
Vincent Cooper is a young poet and former United States Marine. This collection of eight poems by Cooper and eight black & white photographs by Desireé Escobedo draws the reader into the Westside neighborhoods of San Antonio and the stark reality of family life in the barrio. 32 pages / $13


Forthcoming in January, 2015:
A Crown for Gumecindo by San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero
Written in tribute to her recently deceased and beloved grandfather, Gumecindo Martínez Guerrero, this heroic crown of sonnets is a groundbreaking and genre-bending new book of poetry that includes fifteen sonnets by Laurie Ann Guerrero and fifteen original paintings that illustrate each sonnet by Maceo Montoya.

Aztlan Libre Press presents a Book Release & Poetry Pachanga for At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous ... Poems from Cuba Libre by B.V. Olguín and Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die by Vincent Cooper on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 5-8pm, at Urban-15 (2500 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas, 78210). The event features poetry readings and music by B.V. Olguín, Vincent Cooper, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Carmen Tafolla, Reyes Cárdenas, Anthony "The Poet" Flores, Eduardo Cavazos Garza and the Jazz Poets Society, Bryce Milligan, Amanda Flores, Juan & Armando Tejeda and other invited guests. Free food, drinks, and admission.

To purchase any of Aztlan Libre Press publications visit Aztlan Libre Press books are also available through Small Press Distribution at

For review copies, contact Juan Tejeda at 

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