Stories From Carmen

Series produced by Jay Allison

Caption: Carmen in Mexico
Carmen in Mexico 

A bunch of evergreen stories I produced with Carmen Delzell over the past 30 years. Carmen is full of stories.

Carmen Delzell lives in Mexico now, but she has lived all over the place in all sorts of circumstances. She and I have produced quite a few pieces together. I love Carmen's writing and her voice. Carmen asked me to gather our stories and put them on PRX so she might occasionally hear one over Remix Radio. The stories were made over the last 30 years or so, starting in the 1980s.

(pronouncer: dell-zell - equal emphasis)


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Carmen Delzell c.2000
Carmen Delzell tells about Michoacan and the Day of the Dead and the monarch butterflies. Like all Carmen's pieces, it's very personal, but reache...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and KUT


  • Added: Dec 23, 2010
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen Delzell c. 2000
Carmen Delzell writes about her travels in Mexico and one of her favorite enchanted cheap hotels, the Hotel Isabel "on the edge of time." This pie...

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT


  • Added: Dec 23, 2010
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carmen Delzell c. 2000
Carmen Delzell with another lovely meditation on the mysteries of travel and her semi-magical, melancholy life in Mexico. Like all these pieces it...

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT


  • Added: Dec 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carmen Delzell c. 2000
In this essay, Carmen Delzell tells how she initially left Texas and moved down to Mexico with no ability to speak Spanish and $600 cash from used ...

Bought by KUT, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Dec 18, 2010
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen Delzell c. 2000
Carmen Delzell tells about how her boyfriend left her Saltillo, the town where she's living in Mexico. She looks for him, but can't find him, even...

Bought by KUOW, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 18, 2010
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen in Mexico
In this 1999 essay, Carmen Delzell talks about smuggling toys and gifts across the US border into Mexico to give to the people in the village where...

Bought by KUT, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 18, 2010
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000
Carmen Delzell talks about what her life is like living in Mexico, how she's happier than ever, but in ways she never imagined. This essay was rec...

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000
Carmen Delzell gets of a bus in Texas at 4am. She's coming back from Mexico with $5.00 in her pocket. She puts her bags in a shopping cart and re...

Bought by KUT, PRX Remix, and KCRW


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000
Carmen Delzell was homeless for a couple of years in the early 1990's. This piece was produced in 1996, after she got on her feet and was living i...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUT, KGLT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000
On her way home from her grandmother's funeral in 1996, Carmen happens to meet a remarkable African-American guitarist in a thrift shop in North Ca...

Bought by KUT, KGLT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c.2000
Produced in 1992 and originally aired on All Things Considered, this evergreen story chronicles Carmen Delzell's visit to her grandmother in the nu...

Bought by KUT, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 10:50
  • Purchases: 3