Carmen Tafolla http://tpr.org en Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? http://tpr.org/post/will-planned-west-texas-clean-coal-project-be-game-changer <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Sen. Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” New EPA rules to cut carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled soon. The new rules are expected to spur the use of a so-called clean coal technology. There are fewer than 100 fluent speakers of Kumeyaay left in Southern California and northern Baja California, where they once dominated. Efforts are now underway to preserve the endangered language.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:53:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32596 at http://tpr.org Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? Carmen Tafolla On Maya Angelou's Passing And Art http://tpr.org/post/carmen-tafolla-maya-angelous-passing-and-art <p></p><p>Poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning, and who better for perspective on her passing than former San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.</p><p>"With the passing of Maya Angelou we have lost not just a great literary voice, but a courageous voice in defense of humanity." Tafolla said.</p><p>Here's an excerpt of the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem "Sympathy," which is perhaps Angelou's most apt metaphor and serves as the title of her autobiography:</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:04:06 +0000 Jack Morgan 32473 at http://tpr.org Carmen Tafolla On Maya Angelou's Passing And Art Meet Laurie Ann Guerrero, San Antonio's New Poet Laureate http://tpr.org/post/meet-laurie-ann-guerrero-san-antonios-new-poet-laureate <p>As of April 1, San Antonio has its second poet laureate in Laurie Ann Guerrero.</p><p>"I’m the new poet laureate of San Antonio, and I’m working on a new book,” she said.</p><p>Guerrero is just getting used to the new title and the work that it entails, and she has plans for how she wants to go about doing it. Priority one:</p><p>“Getting poetry into the hands of our youth" she said. "And what I want to do is use different avenues to do that -- media, events. I kind of want to bombard the city with poems. Inspiration. Comfort.”</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:51:22 +0000 Jack Morgan 29373 at http://tpr.org Meet Laurie Ann Guerrero, San Antonio's New Poet Laureate Tafolla Tells The Story Of San Antonio In Final Performance As Poet Laureate http://tpr.org/post/tafolla-tells-story-san-antonio-final-performance-poet-laureate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carmen Tafolla, </span>San Antonio's first poet laureate,&nbsp;will</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hand off her duties to her successor when his or her identity is announced today, April 1.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Over the weekend Tafolla starred in a stellar compilation of poems that, together, tell the story of San Antonio's rich culture -- from Latino humor to gospel music and everything in between. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:58:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 29246 at http://tpr.org Tafolla Tells The Story Of San Antonio In Final Performance As Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla Reflects Ahead Of Her Final Performance As Poet Laureate http://tpr.org/post/carmen-tafolla-reflects-ahead-her-final-performance-poet-laureate <p>Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s first poet laureate, is nearing the end of her time in the position, and as I found from talking to her, there’s no rest for the weary.</p><p>“Right now I’m still working away, scripting on a fantastic performance piece that is actually the last of the poet laureate signature series, and it’s March 29,” Tafolla said.</p><p>She will be joined onstage at the event by several other San Antonio poets and musicians.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:28:04 +0000 Jack Morgan 28592 at http://tpr.org Carmen Tafolla Reflects Ahead Of Her Final Performance As Poet Laureate Do You Have What It Takes To Be The City's Next Poet Laureate? http://tpr.org/post/do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-citys-next-poet-laureate <p>The city of San Antonio is looking for its top wordsmith. The pay isn’t great, but according to Dr. Carmen Tafolla, the gig is.<br /><br />"It is a wonderful, wonderful experience," said Tafolla, San Antonio's current poet laureate whose reign is nearing the end. She said she thinks highly of the city that allowed her the honor to represent it.</p><p>"We are very, very fortunate to be in a city that recognizes the power of poetry, the power of words, and its ownership by the community," Tafolla said.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:44:06 +0000 Jack Morgan 24526 at http://tpr.org Do You Have What It Takes To Be The City's Next Poet Laureate? The Source: Rep. Lloyd Doggett | The NDO Vote | Carmen Tafolla http://tpr.org/post/source-rep-lloyd-doggett-ndo-vote-carmen-tafolla <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Congressman Lloyd </span>Doggett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;joins us to talk about Affordable Care implementation and his views on intervention in Syria.</span></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:23:40 +0000 Paul Flahive 17954 at http://tpr.org The Source: Rep. Lloyd Doggett | The NDO Vote | Carmen Tafolla Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla To Speak In Bordeaux, France http://tpr.org/post/poet-laureate-carmen-tafolla-speak-bordeaux-france <p>San Antonio’s poet laureate is on her way this week to Bordeaux, France, to perform at the International Conference on Interlanguage.</p><p>Dr. Carmen Tafolla’s poetry has been heard in countries all over the world, but she said she was invited to the linguistic conference based on her mastery of code-switching. She says this is the natural progression of language, and it happens all the time:</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:13:09 +0000 Eileen Pace 8271 at http://tpr.org Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla To Speak In Bordeaux, France U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Speaking At UTSA http://tpr.org/post/us-poet-laureate-natasha-trethewey-speaking-utsa <p>Tonight, the U.S. Poet Laureate is the featured speaker at <a href="http://colfa.utsa.edu/english/CW/cwreading.html" target="_blank">UTSA’s Creative Writing Series</a>; Natasha Trethewey is expected to read from her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection.</p><p>Trethewey was serving as the poet laureate for the State of Mississippi when she was selected as the 19<sup>th</sup> poet laureate of the United States in June. Her first poems, titled, “Domestic Work,” won the inaugural 1995 Cave Canem poetry prize. Her third collection, "Native Guard,” was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:40:18 +0000 Eileen Pace 1879 at http://tpr.org Deported Veterans Living In Mexico, And Carmen Tafolla Celebrates Women Through Poetry http://tpr.org/post/deported-veterans-living-mexico-and-carmen-tafolla-celebrates-women-through-poetry <p></p><p>The story of how U.S. military veterans who are deported after committing crimes are living across the border. And a conversation with internationally-renowned author and San Antonio Poet Laureate&nbsp;Carmen Tafolla about her new art and poetry book, "Rebozos." Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:44:46 +0000 Crystal Chavez 1841 at http://tpr.org Deported Veterans Living In Mexico, And Carmen Tafolla Celebrates Women Through Poetry