Ben & Daniel talk with Verónica Reyes, author of the poetry collection "Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives." Verónica is an East L.A. poet who studied at UTEP, and she talks about how her work reflects her activism and reaches out to Mexican-American and queer communities. Verónica talks about the difficulties in finding a publisher, even a Latino press, because she is a Chicana lesbian and her works don't shy away from the subject.
Verónica Reyes reads the Poem of the Week: "Desert Rain" from "Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives."
In this week's Poetic License, former UTEP student, Arizona resident, and marketing specialist William Alfred Rose shares his memories of childhood piano lessons in the reflection "Electricity."
Aired Feb. 2, 2014.