about us

Calaveras is a journal of poetry, opinion and interviews.

The word calaveraSpanish for “skull“, can refer to a number of cultural phenomena associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.

  • calaveras de azúcar (“sugar skulls”) are used to adorn altars and can be eaten.[1]
  • calaveras are poems, written for the Day of the Dead but intended to humorously criticize the living.[2][3]
  • calavera can refer to any artistic representations of skulls, such as the lithographs of José Guadalupe Posada.[4]

One response to “about us

  1. A.L. Barkhaus

    Dear Staff of Calaveras,

    I think what you are doing is wonderful. I just finished reading the Craig Perez interview on PoetryFoundation.org. I have many questions about printing publishing such as, How does one get started? How much funding? etc. If you could help me out I would appreciate it very much. Please keep printing. I will be buying my copy soon.

    Thank You,
    A.L. Barkhaus

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