(Mar. 12, 2019) Formation of Latinx Canon essay cited in Boston Review

In her review of the anthologyAngels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, edited by Carmen Giménez Smith and John Chávez, Rachel Galvin cites the essay that Raphael Dalleo and I wrote for the Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature.

Galvin helpfully summarizes the central argument of our chapter: “Since the sixties, Latin@ anthologies have tended to claim to present ‘new’ work and seek to supplement and ultimately supplant previous anthologies. Raphael Dalleo and Elena Machado Sáez point this out in their essay ‘The Formation of a Latino/a Canon,’ asserting that the one constant is precisely the ‘counter-canon impulse.” They attribute this to the desire of Latin@ writers and editors to remedy the systematic exclusion of Latin@ writing.”