La Pocha Nostra: Performative Mediation on Militarism and Spirituality


photo/foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Performative Mediation on Militarism and Spirituality



Guillermo Gómez-Peña (La Pocha Nostra) is a writer and performance artist. He was born in México and came to the U.S. in 1978. Since then, he has been researching issues such as the border and trans-cultural identity. Through journalism, performance, radio, video, poetry and installations, Gómez-Peña has looked into the relationship between Latinos and the U.S. He has been awarded with the Prix de la parole at the Festival Internacional de las Américas (1989), a Bessie in New York (1989) and a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation (1991), among others. He is the author of Warrior for Gringostroika published by Graywolf Press in 1993. His book The New World Border received an American Book award in 1997.

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Edited by Victor Bautista