Poetry

CrashBoomLove

A Novel in Verse
By Juan Felipe Herrera

In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature--renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, CrashBoomLove helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.

The Smoking Mirror

By Naomi Quiñónez

A Chicana poet who speaks from the heart and embraces the struggles and people she has known since childhood.

What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say

By Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Subjects: Poetry

Strong Heart Song

Lines from a Revolutionary Text
By Lance Henson

In the Gathering of Silence

By Levi Romero

This collection of poems by a native son of northern New Mexico expresses the heart of a norteño at the margins of the city.

Subjects: Poetry

Skins and Bones

By Paula Allen

These poems offer a vision of history, Indian and colonial; stories of contemporary Indian life as current as headlines; and family poems emphasizing the rich cultural mix of the author's Laguna Pueblo-Sioux-Lebanese-Scots background.

Nicaraguan Peasant Poetry from Solentiname

Translated by David Gullette

Subjects: LiteraturePoetry

A Breeze Swept Through

Poetry
By Luci Tapahonso

This popular poetry volume expresses Navajo life in its wholeness and sweetness, stressing the colloquial wisdom, humor, and courage of ordinary Navajo people.

The Remembered Earth

An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature
Edited by Geary Hobson

This broad survey of Native American writing today is incisive, reflective, moving, and provocative in its variety.

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