A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
Published by: University of New Mexico Press
160 Pages, 9.00 x 12.00 in, 117 color photos
- 9780826353542 | October 2013
- 9780826353559 | October 2013 (Adobe Digital Editions)
Un lugar sagrado, a sacred place where two or more are gathered in the name of community, can be found almost anywhere and yet it is elusive: a charro arena behind a rock quarry, on the pilgrimage trail to Chimayó, a curandero's shrine in South Texas, or at a binational Mass along the border. Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.
"This large-format multimedia book is anchored by the work of three New Mexicans: gorgeous photography from Robert Kaiser, essays by Spencer R. Herrera, and the graceful poetry of Levi Romero."--Molly Boyle, Santa Fe Reporter