Luis Lopez-Maldonado

Poeta. Playwright. Dancer. Choreographer. Educator.

The Artist Website for Luis Lopez-Maldonado: To Inspire The World & Those Who Live In It 

 

 

 

"Because I am art, my poems are art, my dances are art. Everything is art!"

 
Books

The following manuscripts have not been published. There are, however, poems within these books that have already been published. These are works that have been written over the last 5 years. ALL titles are tentative. Look for these in the near future! 


Gay poetics of the passion or proof hangs on the marble walls

This is currently the title for my graduate thesis at the University of Notre Dame; currently at 107 pages. This book deals with Catholicism, Homosexuality, Personal History, and Chicanidad, among other themes.

SPRINKLES 

This is a "micro-poem" collection; currently at 67 pages. This book deals with Realism, Current Events, Sexuality, and Family Culture, among other themes.

brown boi talks queerness and displacement in amerika or FLOWERS bloom even in dry grasses

This chapbook of poems is a rich gathering of prose poetry; currently at 33 pages. This collection deals with Displacement, California, Boarder Life, Mexican Culture, and Queerness, among other themes.

DEAR POEMS

This book of poems are love letters or odes to the world; currently at 64 pages. The poems are addressed to Virginity, Ex-Boyfriends, to Seasons, Dead Poets, ISIS, Family Members, California Cities, and Celebrities, among others.

BROWN BOI WEEPS

This is a chapbook of poems post Orlando Massacre; currently at 22 pages. This collection seeks to mourn with the community and begin healing through our troubling time. These poems are direct responses from the night of the shooting, up until the end of summer 2016.  

MEXICAN BIRD: HALF SMASHED | HALF OPEN

This book is a collection of poems that resembles the melting pot of today, tomorrow, and yesterday; currently at 62 pages. These snapshots were born from my current interest in culture, religion, love, sex, and death. I am fascinated by the interconnectivity between these universal subjects and the infinite ways they can shape words.  

LA GUADALUPANA: A COLLECTION OF ERASURE POEMS

Description coming soon… 

WINTERS IN THE MIDWEST: LESBIAN BROWN BOI AT NOTRE DAME

Description coming soon… 

 

 

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