Mexican X Part XIX: La Pixca Endures

It’s been a formative experience for my wife and many of my friends and cousins. Trabajar en la pisca. Working in the fields. Not “pizca.” PISCA. Or maybe “pishca”? Let’s take a look, shall we? ‘Amos a ver.

For most of my life, the Río Grande Valley of South Texas (it’s not actually a valley, btw, just a flood plain dotted with oxbow lakes and thorn forest) was dedicated to agriculture. On the farm-to-market road where I live, there are still many fields and orchards.

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A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. VP of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. VP of the Texas Institute of Letters.