Huizache

Huizache 2016 Front Cover

HUIZACHE 6 features the spectacular cover art by legendary Chicano artist John Valadez and offers prose from El Paso’s Christine Granados, Denver’s Sheryl Luna, Oakland’s Aida Salazar; from award-winning playwright Octavio Solis, filmmaker/author Jesús Salvador Treviño, and New Orleans’s Bryan Washington. Poets in h6 include California’s Lisa Alvarez, Texas’s Abigail Carl-Klassen, Mexico’s Christina Rivera Garza, New York’s Paco Marquez, Michigan’s Rachel Nelson and New Mexico’s Joaquin Zihuatanejo. A selection of linocuts by LA printmaker Daniel González is also within the magazine’s pages. Continuing to thrive in the Latino West, HUIZACHE stretches our country’s artistic boundaries, exults in the life of those who are passively thought to be less than the well-born and not as good as the mainstream. HUIZACHE rejects that forcefully and actively. In only six years, the magazine has become the leading Latino literary magazine in the US, home to the growing wave of undeniably gifted new writers from the edges, corners, and fringes that are the American West. h6 may be the strongest proof of this yet, with so many new faces and fresh voices with new songs and new images for these new times. They are hometown voices of writers and poets whose families have called their cities, lands, and heritage home for generations and are no longer waiting for New York to discover them, and HUIZACHE leads a literary explosion and movement that puts them at its center.

Huizache continues to thrive in the Latino West, loudly proclaiming the beauty of its bloom. In this era when its roots—its Mexican character, its Mexican heritage—are not just dismissed or ignored but attacked as in a xenophobe’s fantasy cartoon, this magazine expands our artistic boundaries. It exults in the life of those of us who are passively considered not born well or good enough, actively admiring the dynamic work that might otherwise go unseen.

Preorder 2016 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Available in October

Huizache Series Bundle

For six years, HUIZACHE has been at the forefront of Latino literature and art. It has featured works by poet laureates, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows, and winners of many prestigious awards. HUIZACHE has also shared the talents of new writers who have moved on to publish celebrated books. On the first six issues is cover art by César A. Martínez, Patssi Valdez, Gronk, Lalo Alcaraz, Diane Gamboa, and John Valadez and within its pages are works by Juan Felipe Herrera, Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Tim Seibles, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Naomi Shihab Nye, Héctor Tobar, Domingo Martinez, Terrance Hayes, Laurie Ann Guerrero, ire’ne lara silva, Cornelius Eady, Jésus Salvador Treviño, and countless others. As promised in its first issue, HUIZACHE continues to provide a home for voices that are often overlooked or, when seen, deliberately ignored. To hold the first six issues of HUIZACHE is to hold the history of a people that is as persistent and gold as the magazine’s namesake, the huizache tree.

Preorder all six issues of Huizache for $75. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $6.19 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Available in October

Huizache 2015 Front Cover

The fifth issue of Huizache is as stunning as its predecessors: a 60’s throwback cover by Los Angeles artist Diane Gamboa, full-color plates by Caribbean painter Claude Fiddler, poetry by one of the East Coast’s most beloved poets, Cornelius Eady, fiction by the still-rising Chicano star Manuel Muñoz, an essay by a Chicana already in the pantheon, Denise Chávez, a mythic origin memoir by a homeless Colombiana in New York City, María López. Huizache offers work from the edges, the corners, and above all from our own side of America: El Paso, San Antonio, Chicago, Tucson, Austin, San Francisco, Mexicali, Fullerton, San Diego, Fresno, Los Angeles. Alongside work by the well-known devorah major, Glenn Taylor, Pat LittleDog, and ir’ene lara silva, h5 proudly welcomes new voices such as Fernando Flores, Vanessa Diaz, and Javier Zamora.

Huizache continues to thrive in the Latino West, loudly proclaiming the beauty of its bloom. In this era when its roots—its Mexican character, its Mexican heritage—are not just dismissed or ignored but attacked as in a xenophobe’s fantasy cartoon, this magazine expands our artistic boundaries. It exults in the life of those of us who are passively considered not born well or good enough, actively admiring the dynamic work that might otherwise go unseen.

Order 2015 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Huizache 2014 Front Cover

CentroVictoria’s fourth issue of Huizache is its thickest, and arguably its fullest and best so far. As in the past three issues, some of the most nationally distinguished poets and writers are contributors: Rubén Martínez, Sandra Cisneros, Terrance Hayes, Rolando Hinojosa, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Dana Johnson. And then there are the soon-to-be well-known: Sheryl Luna, Yona Harvey, Maceo Montoya, Rio Cortez, Steven Ramirez, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and Laurie Ann Guerrero. And they are only a few! As always, we are especially thrilled to give you our much anticipated cover art by infamous cartoonist—and soon-to-be yet more notorious when his animated TV show “Bordertown” appears this coming spring on the Fox network—Lalo Alcaraz. How can we not love that Huizache has its own punk Frida?? A magazine rooted and produced in the Latino West, Huizache represents the finest and most beautiful of those who are not born and bred on the right land, in the right cities, who are too often and too dismissively ignored. Huizache proudly highlights those whose homes too many fly over or drive past quickly and distractedly, missing, as in the desert, the stunning complexity in the brown soil.

Order 2014 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Huizache 2013 Front Cover

CentroVictoria’s third issue of Huizache follows in the path of those previous with yet another display of original literature and unique voices from this side of America. We are proud to present the work of such honored writers as Tim Seibles, Domingo Martinez, Cristina García, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Héctor Tobar, while highlighting the early work of David Campos, Tameka Cage Conley, Casandra Lopez, and Joshunda Sanders--and many others. With our stunning new design both inside and out, a cover from the art of LA's fabulous and famed Gronk, our #3 issue is poetry and prose not just from the Latino world, though much is, not just from the West, though much is, but from a new American country.

Order 2013 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Huizache 2012 Front Cover

CentroVictoria’s second issue of Huizache follows the lead of its inaugural edition, featuring the leading voices in Latino literature—Lorna Dee Cervantes, Gary Soto, Luis J. Rodriguez, Michele Serros, Rigoberto González—as well names from the Southwest and nation—Naomi Shihab Nye, Beverly Lowry, Achy Obejas, and Carrie Fountain. With this issue, we add the just beginning, younger voices of Matt Mendez, Beverly Parayno, Melisa Garcia, Lupe Mendez, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and many more from across the nation and continent. An added feature is a tribute to the anti-book banning in Arizona, Librotraficante Movement, with prose by its leader, Tony Diaz, and poems in support by Margaret Randall and Levi Romero. Finally, there is the fine art, which Huizache intends to keep as a tradition. The cover is by Patssi Valdez, arguably the best artist working in Los Angeles today, and the gorgeous panoramic photography of Houston’s acclaimed Chuy Benitez.

Order 2012 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901

Huizache 2011 Front Cover

CentroVictoria is excited to announce its new literary magazine, Huizache, featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The magazine’s title is inspired by the huizache tree, a Texas acacia as thorny and tenacious as it is both invisible and ubiquitous, unwanted by farmers. Like its namesake, the magazine will promote fierce beauty that has been ignored. The voices in this magazine are motivated, not silenced, by harsh, unwelcoming conditions.

The debut issue includes prose and poetry from Sherman Alexie, Hettie Jones, Maria Venegas, Willie Perdomo, Aracelis Girmay, Tim Z. Hernandez, Sheryl Luna, Eduardo C. Corral, Alex Espinoza, Diana Garcia, Estella Gonzalez, Juan Felipe Herrera, José Montoya, Gary Soto, Sandra Cisneros, Sasha Pimentel-Chacón, Tonantzín Canestaro-García, David Garza, Emmy Pérez, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Tim Seibles, and Rene Perez, with original art from the renowned César A. Martínez.

Order 2011 issue of Huizache for $15. Help us make history.

or pay by a check made out to the University of Houston Victoria (Texas residents add $1.24 for tax), and send to:

Huizache/CentroVictoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901