Wind Shifts New Latino Poetry

ISBN-10: 0816524939

ISBN-13: 9780816524938

Edition: 2007

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The Wind Shifts gathers, for the first time, works by emerging Latino and Latina poets in the twenty-first century. Here readers will discover 25 new and vital voices including Naomi Ayala, Richard Blanco, David Dominguez, Gina Franco, Sheryl Luna, and Urayon Noel. All of the writers included in this volume have published poetry in well-regarded literary magazines. Some have published chapbooks or first collections, but none had published more than one book at the time of selection. This results in a freshness that energizes the enterprise. Certainly there is poetry here that is political, but this is not a polemical book; it is a poetry book. While conscious of their roots, the artists are equally conscious of living in the contemporary worldfully engaged with the possibilities of subject and language. The variety is tantalizing. There are sonnets and a sestina; poems about traveling and living overseas; poems rooted in the natural world and poems embedded in suburbia; poems nourished by life on the U.S.Mexico border and poems electrified by living in Chicago or Los Angeles or San Francisco or New York City. Some of the poetry is traditional; some is avant-garde; some is informed by traditional poetry in Spanish; some follows English forms that are hundreds of years old. There are love poems, spells that defy logic, flashes of hope, and moments of loss. In short, this is the rich and varied poetry of young, talented North American Latinos and Latinas.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 4/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Cante Grande
The Silversmith's Wife & the Chestnut Vendor
Migration
Class
The Sixth Avenue Go-Go Lounge
Patria
Cafe Central
Lunch Break
Bridge over Strawberry Creek
Ernesto Cardenal in Berkeley
Poem with Citations from the O.E.D.
Portrait with Lines of Montale
Grid
Far Away
Al Viejo Mundo
Papo, Who'd Wanted to Be an Artist
It Was Late and She Was Climbing
This Breathless Minute
My Brother Pito
For "S"
Hole
Within Me
Thus
Griot
Horses
Mother Picking Produce
Shaving
Varadero en Alba
Chilo's Daughters Sing for Me in Cuba
What Is Not Mine
Crossing Boston Harbor
Mexican Almuerzo in New England
Time as Art in The Eternal City
In Defense of Livorno
Somewhere to Paris
Empty Spaces
Report from the Temple of Confessions in Old Chicano English
Cartoon Coyote Goes Po-Mo
from Sound Waves: A Series
Medicine
Our Language
Song
De las Mujeres Tristes
Animal Time
La Invencion del Televisor Segun Huitzilopochtli
H. Writes His Dead Amigos for the Sake of Clarity
Lament for the chilero from Las Cruces
Testing Positive
Sissy Boy
Across a Table
Meditations on the Jordaan
Daydream to You
In Your Defense
Pecking Orders
Of Sorts
At the Delacourt
Driving toward Lake Superior
Night Gives to Things the Turning Beauty of Leaves
Ditat Deus
There Is a Light that Never Goes Out
Pear
To a Mojado Who Died Crossing the Desert
Monologue of a Vulture's Shadow
Midnight Coffee: Rafael Rodriguez Rapun, 1936
Julio Galan: Misael: Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2001
Poem after Frida Kahlo's Painting The Broken Column
Pig
Fingers
Mexicali
Empty Lot
Framework
Roof
Chicago Title
Cowboy
Elwood
Aching Knees in Palm Springs
Contemporary American Hunger
Learning Economics at Gemco
Las Cucarachas
The City of Date Fruits and Bullet Wounds
The Story My Grandfather Told My Mother a Few Months before His Death
I Go Dreaming, Raking Leaves
Network of Bone
Everything Goes Down a Changeling
Darkling
Velvet
These Years, in the Deepest Holes
The Walk Like Old Habits
The Earth Without
Cebolla
Como Park, 1975
Hermanita, Hermanota
Unit 502
Glass Grapes
Record-Keeping
Funeral
Pinkie
Insomnia
The Night Tito Trinidad KO'ed Fernando Vargas
Cultural Stakes; or, How to Learn English as a Second Language
Cultural Stud
The Night Bernard Hopkins KO'ed Tito Trinidad
To Roberto Clemente
Cultural Silence; or. How to Survive the Last American Colony
Dysfunctional
Exploded View
Wile E. Coyote Attains Nirvana
Dog with Elizabethan Collar
Ropes
Suburban Story
Whitman Dying
St. Mary's Hospital
Man on an Island
Dear Spanish
Guadalupe Beach
Main Street
Papa George
Parade
Bats Trace Their Droppings Painting Words
I Have Been Resisting, Due to Bad Knees, 'Falling into the Work of the Living'
Her Back, My Bridge
Slow Dancing with Frank Perez
Learning to Speak
Two Girls from Juarez
Poesia de Maquiladora
Pity the Drowned Horses
An Atheist Learns to Pray
The Colt
We Drove Some Chevys
Barrio Brisbane Gives Witness
First Snow
Notes from the Art Institute
Remedio
In Birute's Camp
Nude Sonnet
Tonacacihuatl: Lady of Our Flesh
An Illustrated Guide to Things Unseen
A Secret Between Lady Poets
Has it been whispered all along?
Writing the Circle of My Life by Remembering My Great-Grandmother
What I Remember about Almost Drowning in a Lake Somewhere in Kentucky
Early Signs
How the Eye Works
Phone Intake
The Interpreter
Granada
Seasons of Writing
From Houston Back to El Paso
The Funeral
San Francisco
My Mother, Sex, and Dating
Throughout New York City
Between Two Languages
Playing around Cesar Vallejo
My Mother's High Heel Shoes
Ballade of a Boy
Kool Logic
Barrio Speedwagon Blues
Death and Taxes
Cave Painter Blues
Stella
Mobile, Alabama, 1963
The Gift, Uruguay, 1970
Sonnet for Rilke in February
The Fire
The Trumpets Raised
Avocados
The Early March
Nostos
Solstice
Irrigation
When Evening Becomes Stellar
One Morning
Swimming
La Aurora
Ars Poetica
History of Silence
How to Hear Chicago
After Words
Busted Lullaby
3 Little Pigs
Police Dog
Night
Want
Bones
While Late Capitalism
Nightshift
Three Keys
Visiting the Dead
Listening for Her
Two Guavas
A Weakness for Boleros
Daphne as a Drum
Spirit Boat
Adrift
Poema en un carro publico
Blackout
About the Contributors
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
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