The term Chican@ has in the 21st century undergone a resurgence and new use and practice in border regions and among activist poets, indicating a new civil rights movement, in response to xenophobic laws directed toward the Latin@ community. This movement has taken on many aspects of the 1960s Chicano movement, but what is different is that this resurgence has occurred in the literary arts with writers and artists as the leaders of the movement. This study highlights poets at the forefront of a new Chican@ Renaissance, discussing the history, growth and redefinition of Chican@ poetry during the past thirteen years, since 9/11.
"The Chican@ Nueva Onda as a Poetic Tidal Wave: The Revitalization, Repoliticalization & Redefinition of “Chican@” Through Poetry,"
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/dialogo/vol17/iss2/8