Abel Salas publishes and edits Brooklyn & Boyle, an art, literature, and community journal based in historic Boyle Heights, on L.A.’s Eastside. A poet and journalist, he also co-founded Corazón del Pueblo, a Los Angeles community cultural arts center and collective. He has taught creative writing in L.A. County juvenile halls and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Latina Magazine, and The Austin Chronicle. Born in Houston and raised in the cities of El Paso, Los Angeles, and Austin, Salas has read poetry across the Southwest, in DC, Havana, Cuba, Toluca, Mexico, and Mexico City. He is the author of chapbook Lone Oak in December/El Encino Invernal (1998) and the monograph Hija de Guadalupe/Child of Guadalupe (2007).
Historical Mysteries: Sarah Kaufman Returns
“Rule of Capture” presents a biting commentary on the uneasy truce between Latino L.A. and the city’s entrenched political, cultural, and economic elites....