Daniel Chacón

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Professor
Location El Paso, United States
Introduction Author of three books, including "Hotel Juárez, Stories, Rooms, and Loops." Other books are Chicano Chicanery, and the novel "and the shadows took him," His collection of stories (and loops) "Unending Rooms" is winner of the Hudson Prize. He is co-editor of The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga. He co-hosts Words on a Wire, a radio show about books on KTEP.org, Public Radio of the Southwest.
Interests Physcial cosmology, black holes, inflation theory, the speed of light, etymology, exegesis, Borges, Kafka, Toni Morrison, Alejandra Pizarnik, Andrés Montoya, José Antonio Burciaga, the Xican@ diaspora, Kabbalah, quantum mechanics as a metaphorical system, good wine, poetry, sublime moments
Favorite Movies The Godfather, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Nacho Libre
Favorite Music Bach unaccpomapnied pieces, Led Zepplin, Los Tigres del Norte, Fado, Guinguette, the sound track to Westside Story, Tupac, Isley Brothers, Chopin's Etudes, War, and a song I only heard once but found to be very beautiful called "Coin-Operated Boy."
Favorite Books Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill, Jazz by Toni Morrison, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, The Zohar, the Book of Daniel, Parallel Universes by Michio Kaku, The Elegant Universe by Brian Green, Einstein’s Heroes by Robyn Arianhod, Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, This Many Miles from Desire by Lee Herrick, Skin Tax by Tim Z. Hernandez, If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Calvino, Residencia en la tierra by Neruda, El Hacedor by Borges, Todos los Fuegos los fuegos by Julio Cortázar, Les fluers du mal by Baudelaire, Heaven and its Wonders and Hell by Swedenborg, The Star Bellied Sneetches by Dr. Suess