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El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poets Paperback – Unabridged, November 1, 1997


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Espada (English, Univ. of Massachusetts) has compiled a successful assortment of 43 Latino poets writing in English, unusual in that a high number live in New England. To eschew favoritism, he arranged an entire generation of contributors alphabetically, mixing well-established names like Gary Soto with several younger lesser-knowns. A mixture of styles is also included: sonnets, prose poems, and concrete poetry are all here. Although most of the selections were previously published locally, their treatment of the themes of the Latino experience, the indignity of racism, and the quest for the preservation of cultural identity make them deserving of a wider audience. Julio Marzan sums it up the best: "Next spring I will be/ Forty years a foreigner." Espada, himself a poet of some renown (Imagine the Angels of Bread, LJ 6/1/96) and a contributor to this volume, has provided a good, useful vehicle for disseminating that broader cultural awareness. Recommended.?Lawrence Olszewski, OCLC Lib., Dublin, Ohio
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Disappeared by Marjorie Agosin
Psalm For Bacalao by Jack Agueros
Sonnets For Four Horsemen Long Among Us: Elegant Rider by Jack Agueros
Sonnets For Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse: 2. Familiar Famine by Jack Agueros
Sonnets For Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse: 3. Red-horsed War by Jack Agueros
Sonnets For Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse: 4. Ambiguous Captiv by Jack Agueros
Nuyorican One Wing Olive-skin Angel by Miguel Algarin
The Dashboard Virgencita by Julia Alvarez
The Lost & Found Senoritas by Julia Alvarez
The Way It Sounds by Julia Alvarez
The Night I Walk Into Town by Naomi Ayala
Papo, Who'd Wanted To Be An Artist by Naomi Ayala
Reform by Naomi Ayala
It Happened On A Sunday Trip To The Beach by Giaconda Belli
Menopause by Giaconda Belli
Betrayal by Alicia Borinsky
The Critics' Trade by Alicia Borinsky
The Luxury Of Regrets by Rafael Campo
The Return by Rafael Campo
Sonnet In The Cuban Way by Rafael Campo
El Chicle by Ana Castillo
It Occurs To Me I Am Creative/destructive Goddess Coatlicue by Sandra Cisneros
Tango For The Broom by Sandra Cisneros
Tango For The Broom by Sandra Cisneros
Before The Storm by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Tip by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Islandis by Victor Hernandez Cruz
The Lower East Side Of Manhattan by Victor Hernandez Cruz
The Circus by Carlos Cumpian
With Only Smoke To Cover Me by Carlos Cumpian
Thanksgiving by Martin Espada
Amor Negro by Sandra Maria Esteves
In The Beginning by Sandra Maria Esteves
Puerto Rican Discovery #12: Token Views by Sandra Maria Esteves
Language Current by Rosario Ferre
Requiem by Rosario Ferre
The Shadow Of Guilt by Rosario Ferre
The Creek That Bears The Salmon by Diana Garcia
Tisica by Diana Garcia
La Terraza by Magdalena Gomez
The Cost Of Family by Ray Gonzalez
Ese by Ray Gonzalez
3:07 Am by Juan Felipe Herrera
The Anthropomorphic Cabinet by Juan Felipe Herrera
Aphrodisiacal Dinner Jacket by Juan Felipe Herrera
'the Blood Of The Chieftains Ran Like Water' by Frank Lima
Scattered Vignettes, Sels. by Frank Lima
Imperialism by Demetria Martinez
Milagros by Demetria Martinez
We Talk About Spanish by Demetria Martinez
The Prodigal Son Buys A New Car by Dionisio D. Martinez
The Prodigal Son Loses His Wife by Dionisio D. Martinez
Starfish by Dionisio D. Martinez
Foreign Heart by Julio Marzan
The Translator At The Reception For Latin American Writers by Julio Marzan
Without The Prayer-maker by Victor Montejo
Honduran Ghosts by Pat Mora
Last Rites by Rosario Morales
Hubcaps And Hi-fi by Leroy V. Quintana
What It Was Like by Leroy V. Quintana
Zen - Where I'm From by Leroy V. Quintana
Lunch Walk by Bessy Reyna
The Essay Examination For What You Have Read In The Course by Gary Soto
Moving Our Misery by Gary Soto
Pompeii And The Uses Of Our Imagination by Gary Soto
Bases Loaded by Gloria Vando
He 2-104: A True Planetary Nebula In The Making by Gloria Vando
These Trees by Clemente Soto Velez
I Only Know That Now by Tino Villanueva
In The Chiaroscuro Of The Years by Tino Villanueva
These Days by G. C. Waldrep
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder® --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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