Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oprah's Summer Reading List for Kids celebrates 2 CPP Books

Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish
By Cynthia Weill; illustrations by Martín Santiago and Quirino Santiago
Mexican folk art of hand-carved wood sculptures show opposites, 
labeled in both Spanish and English.
Cinco Puntos, 2009. ISBN: 9781933693569

Eighteen-year-old Zach doesn't remember much before he woke up in drug and alcohol treatment, but with the help of therapy and the many people he meets there, he starts to piece together the horrible events that led to his amnesia, and to find a way to begin recovery.
Cinco Puntos, 2009. ISBN: 9781933693583

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Poets die too: Leslie Scalapino and Peter Orlovsky

Cinco Puntos Press--with so many others in the greatly diverse world of American poetry and literature--mourns the passing over the Memorial Day Weekend of poets Leslie Scalapino and Peter Orlovsky. Leslie, besides being a remarkable and influential poet, was an independent publisher and an activist in the community of writers and publishing. Her imprint is O Books, "Publisher of Innovative Works." Best place to learn about Peter Orlovsky, who will be linked in mainstream media as simply the lover of his more famous partner Allen Ginsberg, is Tom Clark's beautiful eulogy link to above. Their spirit of their breath will be missed, their words and actions will be with us.

Leslie Scalapino, 1944-2010

Peter Orlovsky, 1933-2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mr. Mendoza is on the Streets!

The graphic novel Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush--a collaboration between writer Luis Alberto Urrea and artist Christopher Cardinale--is now being shipped to your local bookstores and on-line retailers. Now we'll all be able to answer the question: Who is this Mr. Mendoza and how was he able to climb into the sky?