Resistance and Light


Artist:  Robert Trujillo                                        Artist:  Rachel Eliza Griffiths

In this issue of The Acentos Review, the artists experiment with form, content, language, using light - the way they see the world - to reveal the sparks and twists invisible to others.  Photographer, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and visual artist, Robert Trujillo, each focus their eyes on the transcendent mundane:  a stance, a graffitied wall, a sign.  Using their immense talents, they unveil hidden faces and narratives beneath what might seem at first to be incredibly simple.  They take overlooked realities and draw forth the spark within them.  A first for the issue are mini-exhibits of their work, calling the onlooker to ponder the breadth of artistry within the Latino community.

Also making a way is an interview with renowned author, Ana Castillo, by Aishih Webhe-Herrera of the University of La Laguna, Spain.  Ana Castillo reflected on the  “politicization of her experience” and how that extended into her writing.  

Staying true to roots in The Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase, which recently celebrated five years, The Acentos Review September issue has a strong foundation in poetry while delving for the first time into performance/poetic drama.  Explore the work as each writer reveals...   


Li Yun Alvarado

Kristiana Rae Colón

Sharif El Gammal Ortiz

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Juan J. Morales

Alexis Rivas

Bonafide Rojas

Rodrigo Toscano

Aishih Webh-Herrera


Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Robert Trujillo