Monday, July 07, 2008

Sad, Sad News - Alfred Arteaga, Poet, Professor Has Passed ...

... on to Mictlán.

I will miss your wit, your face your voice; that mind and you - as irreplaceable as you were irrepressible. Sigue Compañero, and you know, you were. ~ LDC

Alfred Arteaga
Professor Alfred Arteaga in his office, 10/09/06, UC Berkeley

Alfred Arteaga's Heart Fund
Poet, Xicano litcrit, Professor Alfred Arteaga

You can search this blog for more posts and information about Alfred Arteaga who passed last friday, July 4th, of an heart attack. Here is the information on services and a memorial to be held, possibly this saturday:

"Here is the preliminary information for my father's service:

Saint Anthony's Cemetery
Stage Road (near North Street)
Pescadero, CA 94060

We are thinking it is going to be on Saturday but we haven't confirmed it. We will have the funeral and the memorial service somewhere else in the area, probably in Santa Cruz. ~ Marisol Arteaga"

Here are some links to my blog. Alfred's website is

I'll post more later. This is very hard for me.

Lorna Dee Cervantes & Alfred Arteaga
Gente de Cobre

Alfred Arteaga

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Lorna, this news makes me so sad. Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures of Señor Alfred. He will be deeply missed.

7/7/08 17:35  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Lorna,

A great, soulful, mind devouring, heart filling, hermano, Alfred, so many years we walked together...gracias
love siempre, bliss all around you


8/7/08 08:12  
Blogger Tomás said...

he was such a caring teacher and a passionate advocate for all of us

8/7/08 20:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to read this.

Never met him, but I read him.


9/7/08 14:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Cervantes,
I reached for Emplumada when Soza called with the news. It was Arteaga who introduced many of us to your work in that first writing class at the ES Graduate Group. He explained the circumstances of your smile in the author photo. Thank you. I am so sorry. I do not know how to accept this loss.
Amy Sadao - New York, NY

14/7/08 14:37  

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