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Homenaje al Pachuco

March 20, 2009

!Ese Loco…
Dig on what/
on what them dudes are saying,
That you are (!ja-ja, que lucas!):
a non-goal oriented
alienated being,
sufriendo un “identity-crisis”,
rejecting conventional modes & mores.
!Me La Rayo

This is a great video of poet raulsalinas performing at a Tribute to Trinidad Sanchez at San Antonio’s Ruta Maya August 6, 2006 by filmmaker Victor Payan

“The incredible band includes Manny Castillo from Snowbyrd on Drums, Roland de la Cruz from the Mescaleros on Guitar and Eddy Hernandez from Sexto Sol on Bass.

raulrsalinas has three collections of poetry: Un Trip thru the Mind Jail y Otras Excursions (Editorial Pocho-Ché, 1980; Arte Público Press, 1999), East of the Freeway: Reflections de mi pueblo (Red Salmon Press, 1995), and Indio Trails: A Xicano Odyssey thru Indian Country (Wings Press, 2006). Recently, UT Press published a selected collection of his prison writings entitled raulrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon Is My Pen (edited by Louis Mendoza, 2006).

To learn more about raulrsalinas or to order his books or CDs, check out Resistencia Bookstore in Austin. web:; email:, ph. 512-416-8885.”

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