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In Colcha, Aaron Abeyta blends the contrasting rhythms of the English and Spanish languages, finding music in a simple yet memorable lyricism without losing the complexity and mystery of personal experience. His forty-two poems take the reader on a journey through a contemplative personal history that explores communal, political and societal issues as well as the individual experiences of family and friends. With his distinctive voice, Abeyta invites people of all cultures to enter his poems by exploring the essence of humanity as expressed by his particular Hispanic culture and heritage.

Marked by intimacy and deep sentiment, Colcha not only acquaints us with the land of Abeyta's people, but also reveals the individuals from his life and family history in the most colorful and delicate detail. We meet his abuelitos (grandparents) in poems such as "colcha" and "3515 Wyandot," and hear of their connection to the tierra and its seasons, their labor and its bounty presented both viscerally and lovingly. We also meet the nameless people: the rancheros and the herders and the farmers, the locals in their pick-up trucks, and the women who make the tortillas. Abeyta's reflections on the plight, loves, joys, failures, and exploitation of the common person in such poems as "cuando se secan las acequias," "untitled (verde)," and "cinco de mayo" belong to the literary heritage of such poets as Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Walt Whitman.

Colcha is not just for those who love poetry, but for all people who wish to be moved by the music of language and, while listening, perhaps to gain some personal insight into their own lives and cultural traditions.

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"The natural voice at work in this poetry sings of one human life as if it were our own. I loved listening." Rita Kiefer, author of Nesting Doll

Synopsis:

In Colcha, Aaron Abeyta blends the contrasting rhythms of the English and Spanish languages, finding music in a simple yet memorable lyricism without losing the complexity and mystery of personal experience. His forty-two poems take the reader on a journey through a contemplative personal history that explores communal, political and societal issues as well as the individual experiences of family and friends.

About the Author

Aaron Abeyta is a poet who was born and raised in the San Luis valley of southern Colorado. In 1998 he won the Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, and also has won the Grand Prize from the Academy of American Poets, for his poem "colcha." His poems have been published in The Dry Creek Review, Sage Plains Review, Chokecherries, and other literary journals. He is Professor of English at Colorado State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870816154
Author:
Abeyta, Aaron
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Location:
Boulder
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
8.99 x 5.99 x 0.3 in

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In Colcha, Aaron Abeyta blends the contrasting rhythms of the English and Spanish languages, finding music in a simple yet memorable lyricism without losing the complexity and mystery of personal experience. His forty-two poems take the reader on a journey through a contemplative personal history that explores communal, political and societal issues as well as the individual experiences of family and friends.
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