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About Hinchas

¿Qué es un Hincha?


Hinchas are the homicidal fútbol fanatics of Latin America. In a land where fútbol is equal to religion, hinchas keep the Church of Fútbol afloat. As denizens of the Americas—as Latin Americans, they don’t distinguish between the Americas.

When Hinchas de Poesía says “América,” we mean it the way José Martí did: the word encapsulates the whole of the Americas, not just the north. Hinchas call it simply, América, and that’s that. Hinchas are also Spanglish speakers who grew up in Latino exurbs (Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, D.C.) and may or may not watch soccer, but know to call it fútbol.

As such, Hinchas de Poesía is a digital codex of contemporary Pan-American writing. It publishes the fiction, poetry, and prose of authors from América; therefore, if you are from América, and write poetry, fiction, or criticism on elements of the transcontinental diaspora of América, then we invite you to submit your work.

In terms of taste and content Hinchas de Poesía believes the content to be the medium. To that end, we publish innovative, experimental work of a devastating caliber, regardless of format or dialect. Please send us work you are unsure about, using language that belies the contours of a nameless gloss.

¿Cuáles son los Hinchas?

Yago Cura, Publisher
Yago S. Cura is a poet, teacher, translator, librarian, and editor. He is the proprietor of HINCHAS Press and edited Ghazals for Foley (2015) and co-edited Librarians with Spines (2017). Yago has also authored self-published chapbooks, like Rubberroom, and collaborated on chapbooks like Odas a Futbolistas (with Abel Folgar) and Postcard Feats (with C.S. Carrier and Jim Heavily). Yago’s poetry has appeared in Huizache, PALABRA, Versal, Borderlands, Lungfull!, COMBO, LIT, U.S. Latino Review, Exquisite Corpse, FIELD, and Slope. Yago’s reviews have appeared in The St. Mark’s Poetry Project Newsletter. His Spanglish blog, Spicaresque, has had more than 64,000 visitors, and every Sunday @10 am he can be found at Almansor Park scrimmaging with the L.A. Futbolistas. He can be contacted via e-mail at yagoscura@gmail.com

Jim Heavily, Editor-in-Chief
Jim Heavily worked his way through school during his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University as a pharmacy technician; got thrown out of Brooklyn College for his teaching prowess; &, as a graduate student in the writing program at Columbia University, had the good fortune of working for two years in the basement of the Strand Book Store. He’s taught “rhetoric & composition” at Arizona State University, Chicago State University, Columbia College & DePaul University & is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Advancement in Literature. He’s travelled twice through Central America & Mexico (when the Mexican government still subsidized passenger rail service) & spent over a decade in production & operations at the Chicago Tribune. He’s an avid student of Nahuatl & is fascinated by all things Aztec. His email is heavily@hinchasdepoesia.com.

James Cervantes, Foreign Correspondent
James Cervantes is the author of six previous collections of poetry. He was editor of Porch, a print journal and The Salt River Review, an online magazine. He has been publishing poetry in print since 1969 and almost exclusively online since 1997.  His newest collection of poetry, Sleepwalker’s Songs: New and Selected Poems, is available from Hamilton Stone Editions; it can also be had at Amazon.com.  Once upon a time, he could truthfully claim to be a professional musician, a cellist, as a matter of fact. These days he writes, attempts to make folk art, and photographs in San Miguel de Allende for half the year, and avoids calcification in Arizona the other half. You can contact James by email at cervantes@hinchasdepoesia.com

Jennifer Therieau, Art Editor
Jennifer Therieau is a veteran graphic and web designer, photographer, and creative ideator. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Modern Dance, and is now the proprietor of Cool Grey Matter. She has worked with clients ranging in size from small local businesses to not-for-profit organizations to large international firms—offering a wide range of print and web-related services. With the emergence of eReaders and tablets, she has developed an additional unique focus on digital publishing, working with authors and publishers. Her photography skills have broadened into an actual art, with subject matters ranging from still life, common man portraits, design in nature, world views, and movement/motion. She has studied and lived in Paris, France and New York City, NY and now resides in San Diego, CA. You can view her photography here. You can contact her at jennifer@hinchasdepoesia.com.