Fernanda is Puentes’ proofreader and voice of reason. She reminds us to keep things short and to the point, and to celebrate and promote everything we do regularly. She challenges us and helps us make Puentes better all the time.
Growing up, the country was an idea in my head, but not the one I knew when I went there. It was like sort of looking at a city in a strange new way, yet understanding things such as the way people talk, act and behave.
In my work, I prefer to locate my sensibilities as contextual, something related to culture, time, and place rather than identity. I am interested in how ideas get corrupted, how certain figures corrode with time.
Uruguayan-Australian writer Natalia Figueroa Barroso talks with Puentes Review about family, writing in Spanglish and why she won’t be happy until there is more Afro-Latinx and Indigenous Latinx representation on the screen.
Venezuelan-born designer, artist and cultural promoter, Eyal Chipkiewicz, talks with Puentes Review about A Voz Limpia and Casa Cultura, two projects that elevate and promote Latinx voices in Melbourne and beyond.
Alejandro del Castillo is an award-winning Mexican author and editor living in Naarm (Melbourne). His editorial house, Revarena Ediciones, is now making strides in Australia, where it has published a bilingual anthology of short stories and poetry by emerging Latinx writers in Australia and emerging writers in Latin America.