José Tirado

José M. Tirado is a Puertorican poet, Buddhist priest and political writer living in Hafnarfjorður, Iceland, known for its elves, “hidden people” and lava fields. His articles and poetry have been featured in CounterPunch, Cyrano´s Journal, The Galway Review, Dissident Voice, La Respuesta, Op-Ed News, among others. He can be reached at    

Like Falling Flowers

Feeling the Burn

No Revolution

A World Off Balance

Fanon’s Knife and Puerto Rico

Pirates Fail to Take the Helm: Iceland’s Pirate Party Gains Mileage But not Enough to Steady Ship Alone

The Value of Our Innocence

Pirates Causing Trouble in Iceland

The Telegenic Dead

Icelanders in Revolt, Again

Davies, Hyde & Tirado

Thinking About a Recovered Identity

Salas-Rivera, Rebollo-Gil and Torres

Iceland’s Crippling Elections

Iceland’s New Dawn

A Hundred Days of (Muted) Rage

The Christians I Know

History Hurts