The Taco Shop Poets “…we are the color// of moreno burnt brown tacos// somos la luz de la cruz// somos los perdidos los desaparecidos// malhumorados enchilados// picosos saladitos astronautas// sometimes i feel we’re lost in the closet silence of printed work// amid the screaming vehicles passing by// we are undocumented by the scent of yerba buena// somos los que se atreven a cantar// we are the voiceless…// we are all that is// that is all we are// we are taqueros” From Taco Shop Poets Manifesto.
With feet on both sides of the border, we declare that cappuccino and poetry are no more! Long live salsa and the spoken word! Taco Shops are places where people eat, talk and leave behind social and class barriers in the search for the perfect carne asada burrito. But taco shops are cultural centers. They are the cultural crossroads of a new millenium. As Taco Shop Poets we are the cultural workers of these crossroads.