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

ISBN-10: 0805076166

ISBN-13: 9780805076165

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

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i think in spanish i write in english i want to go back to puerto rico, but i wonder if my kink could live in ponce, mayaguuml;ez and carolina tengo las venas aculturadas escribo en spanglish abraham in espantilde;ol --from "My Graduation Speech," by Tato Laviera A new collection of bilingual poems from the bestselling editor of Cool Salsa Ten years after the publication of the acclaimed Cool Salsa, editor Lori Marie Carlson has brought together a stunning variety of Latino poets for a long-awaited follow-up. Established and familiar names are joined by many new young voices, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos has written the Introduction. The poets collected here illuminate the difficulty of straddling cultures, languages, and identities. They celebrate food, family, love, and triumph. In English, Spanish, and poetic jumbles of both, they tell us who they are, where they are, and what their hopes are for the future.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

�scar Hijuelos was born in Manhattan on August 24, 1951 to Cuban immigrants. He received a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree from City College. His first novel, Our House in the Last World, was published in 1983. His other works include The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Mr. Ives's Christmas, Empress of the Splendid Season, A Simple Habana Melody (From When the World was Good), and Beautiful Maria of My Soul. His novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into a 1992 movie starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. He also wrote a young adult novel entitled Dark Dude and a memoir entitled Thoughts Without Cigarettes. He died on October 12, 2013 at the age of 62.

Editor's Note
Language, idenlily
Spanish: El espanol
I Am from Quisquella la Bella: Soy de Quisquella la bella
The Hands: Las manos
My Shortest Food Poem: Mi poema a la comida mas corto
I Am Who I Am, So What: Soy como soy y que
My Graduation Speech
Invisible Boundaries: Limites invisibles
New in New York: Nueva en Nueva York
Beloved Spic: Amado Spic
Armitage Street: Calle Armitage
Life in el Barrio: La vida en el barrio
Leaving Ybor City: Dejando Ybor City
Tumbling Through My Tumbaburro
Calling All Chamacos!
Love: amor
Fill My World with Music: Llena mi mundo con musica
Your Eyes: Tus ojos
First Kiss: El primer beso
El Parpadeo: El parpadeo
In Virginia Woods Near Leesburg: En los bosques de Virginia cerca de Lessburg
Prom Poem for Jorge Barroso: Poema de baile de graduacion para Jorge Barroso
Upon Knowing You: Al conocerte
Bilingual Love Poem: Poema de amor bilingue
Family moments, memories
Tia Chucha: Tia Chucha
Martin and My Father: Martin y mi padre
Dead Pig's Revenge: La venganza del chancho muerto
At a Peach Orchard in Virginia: En una granja de duraznos en Virginia
The Pinata Painted with a Face Like Mine: La pinata pintada con una cara como la mia
Saturdays Set Within Memory: Sabado aferrado a la memoria
This Is for Mamacita: Esto es para mamacita
Triumph: El triunfo
In a Minute: En un minuto
Piece by Piece: Pedazo a pedazo
Ode to the Tortilla: Oda a la tortilla
The Journey That We Are: El viaje que somos
Look to the Sun: Mira al sol
For Bert Corona
Biographical Notes
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