A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This is the first of the last of the Postcard Feat with Jim Heavily. Next Up is putting our "feat" on the MagCloud website and starting a new Postcard Feat with Michael Martin of Miami, FL. I think Hinchas can squeeze four of these projects out a year, which is not a bad number, if you figure that puts your poetic output at roughly 32 poems a year, also not a bad number (8 weeks that 4 projects, etc.)

Friday, January 14, 2011


Hinchas de Poesia has to date published four issues. The stewardship of the journal has fallen to two principals, poet Yago Cura and fiction writer J. David Gonzalez. One of the hardest obstacles they have had to overcome is the organization and collection of submissions.

We advertise for free on the CRWOpps listserv which has a lot of traffic and many interesting opportunities for publishing. However, because we are pretty much a two man team, even a hundred submissions can be overwhelming. Lately, I have noticed that every journal or magazine that I submit to uses Submishmash, a manager of online submissions.

Submishmash offers many advantages. First, it organizes submissions. Second, it allows writers to save on the cost of a stamp. The number of journals that only accept snail mail submissions is dwindling to be sure. Third, it streamlines the process so that principals and editors have more time to consider the actual work. Fourth, the system automatically generates emails that it sends people that have submitted. Fifth, it keeps editors and principals honest by forcing them to read, process, and decide on which pieces they most want.

All in all, I think Hinchas hooking up with Submishmash is a win-win.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I have a cousin that lives in Barcelona. She makes a living making floral arrangements and cultivating marketing campaigns that rely on the use of puppets, marionettes, etc.

If interested in seeing more of her work, or having her arrange some flowers for you, hit me up via email and I will provide her contact information.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011


They did it without the use of lustrous vowels.
Or calculators. They could not interrogate electronics,
rely on transponders. They could not shoulder the locks
which pulley freight and cargo ships across the isthmus.

A word like "purple" must have sounded like consonantmash,
like gravel compote, pebble tapanade. I doubt whether Phoenicians
could even modulate the volume of their masticating for they
had little culture, outside of sea worship and ocean play.

They did it without timesheets or timeclocks, all those
types of clicking minute designs. They crafted Teflon
Origami from receipts of overseas orders and sliced through
several, sovereign Seaweed Seas.

They pulverized shellfish until goop oozed out dye and plumed
the robes of lieges and emirs. They had one flintlock-idea ballasted
by regional prowess and brute degree. And they ran with it. They ran
with it until an alphabet formed from the clamor of that commerce.