As luck would have it, a founding member of San Diego's respected Taco Shop Poets happens to be one of my colleagues, and he's still writing brilliant stuff. KPCC reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez provided a poetic introduction to a panel he moderated last week at the station called "The State of Latino America," an America so broad and diverse that it resists definition.
So Adolfo penned his own definition, based upon the people he's interviewed as a reporter during the past 11 years in Los Angeles. He read it to the audience before the panel and has now posted it in his weekly MovieMiento column for KCET. A few of his denizens of Latino SoCal: