polvo magazine

essays, reviews, poetry, short stories, everyday observations, contemporary art

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Polvo Magazine was first published in 1996 in Chicago and existed until 2008 as a print publication. Now 2 years later with technology accelerating and print media becoming obsolete, Polvo Magazine has resurfaced as an online blog.

The print magazine was published by the Polvo Collective, which consisted of Miguel Cortez, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa and Jesus Macarena-Avila. The Collective’s history consisted in organizing artistic and cultural events/exhibits with Chicago/Pilsen-based community spaces including our own art space called Polvo (1998-2007).

The word “polvo” is a subversive spanish word that has many definitions; from the literal “dust” to more regional slang across various latin american countries and Spain (“the act of sex”, “cocaine”, “semen”, etc…).Although we enjoy its subversiveness, our original thought for the name was to refer to an explosion of creativity.

Email submissions to polvochicago@gmail.com

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February 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

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