Carribean Fragoza Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Carribean Fragoza Interview.

Vickie Vertiz in conversation with Carribean Fragoza, writer and artist from South El Monte. Her debut collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You was recently published by City Lights.
Vickie Vertiz is a poet, educator, and frequently collaborates with Carribean Fragoza. 

Learn more about Ms. Fragoza, and purchase her books here:

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John Freeman Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the John Freeman Interview.

David Kipen in conversation with writer and literary critic John Freeman. Freeman is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, a selection of short fiction from 1970 to 2020. 

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Rick West Interview – The Libros Schmibros Podcast

The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ presents David Kipen in conversation with Rick West, President and CEO of the Autry Museum, who will be retiring from his position at the end of the month. Rick is also the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. This (admittedly loooong) interview appears as part of the Cultural Affairs department’s Big Read of Louise Erdrich’s novel The Roundhouse.

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Juan Felipe Herrera Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Juan Felipe Herrera Interview.

Vickie Vertiz has a conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera about his new book of poetry Everyday We Get More Illegal. Written while traveling around the country as the first Latino United States Poet Laureate, his book is dedicated to migrant people and working people. Vickie Vertiz is a poet, educator, and former student of Mr. Herrera’s.

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Kim Stanley Robinson Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Kim Stanley Robinson Interview.

David Kipen in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson about his work and the work of poet Kenneth Rexroth. Robinson’s new book Ministry for the Future, is a science fiction novel set in the near future, about coping with the effects of climate change in the next 30 years.

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Shizu Saldamando Interview

Artist Shizu Saldamando talks with Cuauhtemoc Hernandez about her art and inspirations, her recent exhibition “L.A. Intersections” at Occidental College, her personal and educational background, collaborations with other artists and much more.

Shizu Saldamando Interview – the latest episode of our Podcast is now available on YouTube, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Daniel Desure Interview

Film producer and entrepreneur Daniel Desure talks with Cuauhtemoc Hernandez about Total Luxury Spa, Commonwealth Projects collaborative network and the idea that streetwear can be a vehicle for positive change.

Daniel Desure Interview – the latest episode of our Podcast is now available on YouTube, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Sandra de la Loza – The Libros Schmibros Interview Series

Cuauhtemoc Hernandez speaks with Sandra de la Loza about guerrilla art, politics, and her book, “The Pocho Research Society Field Guide to L.A.: Monuments and Murals of Erased and Invisible Histories”.  de la Loza and Hernandez also discuss an upcoming project to do with Sleepy Lagoon.

Episode Seven of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.