Tim Hernandez, a poet and grandson of a migrant worker, has taken as his life’s work to research the families of all the migrant workers killed in the infamous 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, memorialized in Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman’s song “Deportee” – “all they will call you will be deportees.” On air, he told the Parable of the Horse, a tale that has everything to do with kind of work that folklorists and collectors of stories aspire to, as well as the pitfalls we all too often fall into. If you work closely with communities other than your own, heed this tale.
Poetry of Everyday Life Blogpost #16 by Martha Dahlen intro by Amy Chin and Steve Zeitlin As the Year of the Pig cycles into the
Making the Case for City Lore The interview was ending. I was anxious to get on with my day. But the interviewer had one last