Hispanic New York: A Deep New Look into a Puerto Rican Visionary


Avid fans of Latin American and Latino literature have long been following the Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi. Best known for penning the first Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing! and geopolitical tragicomedy United States of Banana, Braschi is an ardent champion of Puerto Rican independence—and of free expression. Often called revolutionary and prophetic, her high-voltage writing puts forth big...

Entrevista de televisión: Cambiemos con Jorge Neri Bonilla


Pocas voces se han alzado en los últimos tiempos con la fuerza creadora y la capacidad de seducción de Giannina Braschi, la poeta puertorriqueña que ha revolucionado el panorama literario con una propuesta sincera, innovadora e inquietante. Braschi utiliza la palabra como una herramienta para la transformación social, un arma del futuro capaz de impulsar el cambio hacia un mundo mas humano, justo...

World Literature Today: Popping Up in Pop Culture


The avant-garde writings of Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi have long been the subject of college courses and doctoral dissertations in fields ranging from Latin American studies and Spanglish linguistics to postmodern and postcolonial literatures. But these days her radical texts are popping up in popular culture and far-ranging spaces traditionally devoid of Latinx poetry, such as...

Giannina Braschi is now a tattoo


An Austrian literary organization came up with a series of tattoos of vanguard women artists and writers including Giannina Braschi, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Anna Kavan, Inger Christensen, Christine Brooke-Rose, and Ilse Aichinger. Lisa Spalt, creator of these wonderful and whacky tattoos, posted them on Twitter. Wasser-Tattoo-Set zum Inkarnationsprojekt des Instituts für poetische...

United States of Banana, a Tale for Our Times


As iconoclastic and entertaining as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, "United States of Banana" is a tale for our times and unreservedly recommended for community, college and university library political graphic novel collections.

The World of Contemporary Latinx Literature


Sidestepping the easily consumable, Braschi’s creative work puts pressure on and radically bends a Latinx literary canon, and with this she calls attention to the self-within-the-collective of nation and diasporic community. She converses with Isabel Rios (Victuum, 1976), Cecile Pineda (Face, 1985), Guillermo Gomez-Peña (Codex Espangliensis, 1998), Alejandro Morales (Waiting to Happen, 2001)...

Soy Boricua


PEN calls the Puerto Rican poet and author Giannina Braschi one of the most revolutionary writers in Latin American literature today. In Puerto Rico, we are proud to call this Boricua more simply “one of us!” Born in San Juan, she was a founding member of El Coro de Niños de San Juan, a fashion model, and tennis champion in her teen years on the island. Her family friends and mentors included the...

A New Puerto Rican Song Cycle


Latinx Spaces interviewed Puerto Rican composer Gabriel Bouche Caro about his art song cycle based upon Giannina Braschi's epic love poem to New York City, El imperio de los sueños. Braschi named Angelamaría Dávila, Luis Pales Matos, and Julia de Burgos as her favorite Puerto Rican poets who the composer should include in his song cycle.

Cambio16 Entrevista: Nosotros somos la revolución


CAMBIEMOS con Jorge Neri Bonilla. "Pocas voces se han alzado en los últimos tiempos con la fuerza creadora y la capacidad de seducción de Giannina Braschi (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1953), la poeta puertorriqueña que ha revolucionado el panorama literario en América con una propuesta sincera, innovadora e inquietante, no exenta de una fina ironía que, por momentos, desborda en un humor ácido e...