Category Archives: Anthologies

Voices In First Person

Voices In First Person - Reflections On Latino Identity

Voices In First Person – Reflections On Latino Identity

WANTING TO BELONG. WANTING TO GO HOME. LOVE. REGRET. FAMILY LEGENDS. DREAMS. REVENGE. ENGLISH. SPANISH.
This eclectic, gritty, and groundbreaking collection of short monologues features twenty-one of the most respected Latino authors writing today, including Sandra Cisneros, Oscar Hijuelos, Esmeralda Santiago, and Gary Soto. Their fictional narratives give voice to what it’s like to be a Latino teen in America. These voices are yearning. These voices are angry. These voices are, above all else, hopeful. These voices are America.

Cantar De Espejos

Cantar De Espejos - Poesia Testimonial Chicana De Mujeres

Cantar De Espejos – Poesia Testimonial Chicana De Mujeres

Cantar de espejos presenta una lúcida selección y estudio de la obra poética de veintitrés de las autoras chicanas más importantes, verdaderos himnos a una rica tradición oral y poética, legado de un trenzado de raíces y culturas. Se trata de una literatura que habla desde el filo de fronteras múltiples, con una estética singular y una fuerte vocación sociopolítica, cultural, histórica, poética y pedagógica, así como desde sus perspectivas de raza, etnia, clase, sexualidad y género. La compilación, que abarca desde el movimiento chicano hasta el siglo XXI y propone a los lectores un cruce de fronteras reales y metafóricas, constituye una obra indispensable para la poesía chicana y para los estudios al respecto.

 

 

 

Floricanto Si!

Floricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry

Floricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry

Floricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry

Floricanto Si! combines the poetry of such major literary figures as Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, and Ana Castillo, with the work of a second generation of post-Chicano movement poets whose startlingly original voices are just being discovered. The forty-seven Latina contributors hail from the U.S., from New York to North Dakota. Their roots are in Mexico and the Caribbean, Argentina and Peru, Brazil and El Salvador. Yet their work is bound by common cutural themes, such as identity, bilingualism, machismo and political oppression, and by recurring allusions to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Sor Juana de la Cruz, Frida Kahlo, and various Aztec dieties. Further, there is a spirit of unity apparent in the sensual imagery and vibrancy of their poetic language. Floricanto Si! is a stunning collection that interprets America to itself in new ways. As the editors write in an introduction that covers the history of Latina poetry in the U.S., “Within this amazing multiplicity we find a new poetic sensibility emerging from a still-evolving mestiza consciousness. We are watching an ancient nebula birth new stars.”

Red Hot Salsa

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

Entre Guadalupe Y Malinche

Entre Guadalupe Y Malinche  – Tejanas in Literature and Art

Several women authors who contributed to the book “Entre Guadalupe y Malinche – Tejanas in Literature and Art” were present to read some of their selections. The writers present included Mary Sue Galindo, Raquel Senties, Rose Trevino, and of course Dr. Norma Cantu, editor of the collection.