The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century

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The New World Border is a carnivalesque inversion of ethnic and geo-political ideology, a disorienting free-fall into the space between cultures, and a head-on collision with the real and imagined borders that separate North and South.

Hero of a thousand syncretic faces – intercultural interpreter, reverse anthropologist, experimental linguist, and political artist of the first order – Guillermo Gómez-Peña has won international acclaim for his efforts to create a hybrid culture and to articulate a borderless ethos.

In this new collection of essays, poems, and performance texts, Gómez-Peña muses, often tongue-in-cheek, on matters of race, nationality, language, and identity. With a heady mix of pop culture, provocative iconography, political satire, ethnic stereotypes, and guerrilla theory, he explores "the territory of cultural misunderstanding."

"In everything he does, he remains an indomitably playful phrasemaker; a fertile rethinker of cultural contradictions, clichés, and conundrums; and an inspiring recruiter for a playground army of cultural pluralists." —The Village Voice

"Gómez-Peña invites the reader into uncharted territory: the vast, intercontinental border zone where people live between and across cultures and countries, creating a thoroughly hybrid society where the only cultural "others" are those who stubbornly resist "mestizaje". The New World Border is both wildly entertaining and thoughtfully incisive, inducing a kind of cultural vertigo that erases the borders between 'us' and 'them'. The New World Border is a required addition to all literary and multicultural studies collections!" —Midwest Book Review

"Guillermo Gómez Peña is a clear example of the work that originates from and about the border. His work deals with borders, with their existence, construction, reconstruction, definition, and eventual questioning. In this context, the aim of this essay is to explore the way the artist puts into practice his conceptualization of the border reality in The New World Border: Prophecies for the End of the Century, which toured worldwide and in front of very diverse, international audiences." —Amaia Ibarraran Bigalondo, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English

Guillermo Gómez-Peña was born in Mexico City in 1955 and came to the U.S. in 1978. His work, which includes performance art, poetry, journalism, criticism, and cultural theory, explores cross-cultural issues and North/South relations. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for The New World Border and a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, among many other honors. One of his other works, Codex Espangliensis, was also published by City Lights Publishers.


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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, then a book about performance art is surely like a sonata about sculpture. In the case of The New World Border, however, there is little lost in translation; the force and originality of Guillermo Gómez-Peña's ideas come across loud and clear. Billed as "chicano cyber-punk art," his work revolves around the disorienting reality of living in a multilingual, multicultural society. To express the inherent confusion of colliding cultures, he creates a fictional nation called Aztlan Liberado, where various identities, races, genders, and languages all blend to create an amalgamated society. In this world, the language is Spanglish, all borders have been removed, and whites are the minority. He writes a series of news reports on this theme that turn clichés inside out and point stereotypes the other way: "In an act of random violence, two unemployed corporate executives walked into a luxurious Taco Bell Bistro and fired upon the peaceful fajita-eating customers. Today's headline in the minority paper, the New York Times, reads: 'Blood and guacamole all over walls; a macabre scene.'"

Another piece uses text and photographs to describe an act performed in Europe and the U.S. Here, Gómez-Peña places himself in a small gilded or bamboo cage in the middle of a busy plaza or shopping mall and presents himself as an "exotic multicultural specimen" who can be "activated" by shoppers who want to witness his "incredible ethnic talents." Such talents include modeling traditional Indian garb, doing commercials for organic products, and "posing in attitudes of martyrdom, despair, and poverty"--essentially behaving in any way that spectators expect their "primitives" to act--allowing Gómez-Peña to make a statement about how cultural identities are often presented as commodities.

This American Book Award-winning collection of essays, poems, performance texts, photographs, and "prophesies for the coming century" is by turns outlandish, illuminating, wickedly clever, and unabashedly serious. A frenetic artist, satirist, and phrasemaker, Gómez-Peña is able to convey the electricity and inventiveness of his live shows through heavy doses of humor, irony, and word play. Gómez-Peña's aim is to establish a common middle ground among North Americans; until a seamless North America becomes a reality, however, Gómez-Peña will continue to live on the border--and would like to see us all there. --Shawn Carkonen

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15 Ways Of Relating Across The Border
Besame Mucho
Chicanost: Radio Nuevo Orden
Dedicatorias: Why Are You So Scared Of Us?
Des-encuentro De 3 Mun-2
El Rey Del Cruce
Finale: Free Trade Sex Auction
Freefalling Toward A Borderless Future
I Could Only Fight Back In My Poetry
I Just Don't Know What To Think Of Your Country
The Last Migration: 10: After The Pow-wow
The Last Migration: 11: La Tele Pues...
The Last Migration: 12: The Last Time
The Last Migration: 13: Leccion De Geografia Finisecular
The Last Migration: 14: Radio-poema
The Last Migration: 15: Tag
The Last Migration: 16: A Classified Ad In The Void
The Last Migration: 17: Old Border Letter
The Last Migration: 18: Lost Angeles Diabolicos
The Last Migration: 19: The Source Of Their Hatred
The Last Migration: 1: Training To Face The End Of The Centu
The Last Migration: 20: Performance
The Last Migration: 21: La Floating Flota Vs. El Circulo De
The Last Migration: 22: Missing Excerpts
The Last Migration: 23: Piratge Messages On The Short-wave
The Last Migration: 24: Phone Call
The Last Migration: 25: Memory
The Last Migration: 26: Interrogation
The Last Migration: 27: The Vision
The Last Migration: 28: Crucial Memory
The Last Migration: 29: Video Or Memory, Que Pues?
The Last Migration: 2: Performance
The Last Migration: 30: El Hamlet Fronterizo
The Last Migration: 31: Maldicion
The Last Migration: 32: It's All In High-8, Fraulein
The Last Migration: 33: Love Poem
The Last Migration: 34: Losing It On Stage
The Last Migration: 35: Performance
The Last Migration: 3: La Prayer Del Freeway 5
The Last Migration: 4: Radio Broadcast
The Last Migration: 5: Love Letter In Spanglish...
The Last Migration: 6: Love Letter Continua
The Last Migration: 7: Untranslatable Noche Del Rol
The Last Migration: 8: Nintendo
The Last Migration: 9: Anonymous Message On The Answering
The Last Migration: Intro: Indian Prophecy
On U.s./mexico Relations: From The Battle Of El Alamo To The
Part 1: Identity Escape Act
Part 2: La Nostalgia
Part 3: An Exercise In Reversed Anthropology
Part 4: Ritual Tgransformation In The Traditional Chicano
Part 5. Free-trade Art Pinata Party
The Psycho In The Lobby Of The Theater
A Seminar On Museum Race Relations
Threatened, Endangered, Or Extinct
Where Were You During All Those Years?
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems & Loqueras For The End Of The Century is a carnivalesque inversion of ethnic and geo-political ideology, a "disorienting" free-fall into the space between cultures, and a head-on collision with the real and imagined borders that separate North and South. An intercultural interpreter, reverse anthropologist, experimental linguist, and political artist of the first order, Guillermo Gomez-Pena has created a hybrid culture and articulated a borderless ethos. In this new collection of essays, poems, performance texts, and manifestos, he muses on matters of race, gender, language, and identity. A border denizen (part shaman and part trickster) he slips easily between languages and lands, creating an imaginative new world out of the places where cultures mutually invade each other. The New World Border explores the conceptual terrain of an alternate end-of-the-century civilization. It surveys the United States' current landscape of racial violence, separatist movements, and irrational fears of otherness. Gomez-Pena invites the reader into uncharted territory: the vast, intercontinental border zone where people live between and across cultures and countries, creating a thoroughly hybrid society where the only cultural "others" are those who stubbornly resist "mestizaje". The New World Border is both wildly entertaining and thoughtfully incisive, inducing a kind of cultural vertigo that erases the borders between "us' and "them". The New World Border is a required addition to all literary and multicultural studies collections! -- Midwest Book Review

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