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Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo - Mexican Girl in Chavez Ravine
In the above video, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo reads from her work at Poetic Arte!, an evening celebrating the career of cultural art historian and activist Shifra Goldman, at the Ave. 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA, 5/1/10. Video produced by www.Poetry.LA
A revised version of the first poem, now titled "Mud-caked," has since been published in The Los Angeles Review: Issue 9.
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet, essayist, and native Angelino inspired by paint on walls and the unique and diverse history and culture of her city. She is a literary curator for Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center and was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Award. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Review, PALABRA, and The Umbrella Journal. You can check out her blog on immigration and writing here.