“Cristales De Tiempo” (Crystals Of Time)

Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátequi guides us through the poetic world of the great Latin American writer, Elena Garro (1916-1998, México) on Espejos de Aztlán, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Controversial, ethereal, and a warrior for social justice, Ms. Elena Garro still ignites passionate debates about her political points of view. As a woman active within male dominant intellectual circles (beginning with her former husband, Nobel Prize winning author, Octavio Paz), Ms. Garro was – and still is – a critical and poignant voice. Are you ready to listen to her perspectives through poetry?

Elena Garro’s talent as a social activist, playwright, novelist, journalist, and poet is portrayed by Prof. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui (Chicana and Chicano Studies Department) as part of the celebration of Elena Garro’s Centennial. A new book, “Cristales de tiempo” (Crystals of time), a compilation of Ms. Garro’s poetry was published by Prof. Lopátegui. We share a recital of some of her poems by University of New Mexico students who participated in the Centennial celebration, including Liliana Tarango, Xiomara Ortega-Trinidad, Patricia Grajeda, Samantha Reid García, María Alejandra Estupiñán, Vanessa Martínez, Cynthia López, Jaime Loera, Esmeralda Moreno, and Patricia Segura Silva (Univ. Aut. de Ciudad. Juárez)

Originally aired on KUNM Radio (Dec. 5, 2016)


Elena Garro (Art by Daniel Treviño)



Cristales de tiempo. Poemas inéditos. Elena Garro (Cover)