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Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance

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Publisher Comments:

As we approach the new century, Latino poetry is in the midst of its most vital and productive period. Poetry by Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans has changed the course of contemporary American writing forever.  And it has done this by emphasizing poetry as the sound of everyday life--showing readers and other writers that the most effective manner of preserving the traditions of a culture comes from the colorful language of daily experience.

Touching the Fire recognizes the excitement of this movement by focusing on a few of its major poets, presenting a substantial portion of each poet's work.  Some of these poets--Martin Espada, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and Victor Hernandez Vruz, for example--have been writing and publishing a long time.  Some are only starting their careers.  But they were all chosen because they best represent the strongest elements of modern Latino poetry--a confidence of language in its many forms, a gift for shattering emotional honesty, and an ear for the rhythms of a vibrant culture.

Featuring the poetry of:

Sandra M. Castillo

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Victor Hernandez Cruz

Silvia Curbelo

Juan Delgado

Martin Espada

Diana Garcia

Richard Garcia

Ray Gonzalez

Maurice Kilwein Guevara

Juan Felipe Herrera

Dionisio D. Martinez

Valerie Martinez

Gloria Vando

Synopsis:

As the new century approaches, Latino poetry is in the midst of its most vital and productive period. Work by Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban-Americans has changed the course of contemporary American writing forever. Rather than introducing as many voices as possible, "Touching the Fire" sets itself apart by introducing only 15 of the most seminal voices--but as deeply as possible. 256 pp. Targeted publicity. 10,000 print.

About the Author

Ray Gonzalez is an award-winning poet, essayist, and editor born in El Paso, Texas.  He is the author of the memoir Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond El Paso del Norte, and four books of poetry. Gonzalez has edited sixteen anthologies, most recently, Muy Macho.  He is assistant professor of English and Latin American studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385478625
Author:
Gonzalez, Ray
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Hispanic Americans -- Poetry.
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
American poetry -- Hispanic American authors.
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 1409
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.19x6.14x.72 in. .79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , As the new century approaches, Latino poetry is in the midst of its most vital and productive period. Work by Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban-Americans has changed the course of contemporary American writing forever. Rather than introducing as many voices as possible, "Touching the Fire" sets itself apart by introducing only 15 of the most seminal voices--but as deeply as possible. 256 pp. Targeted publicity. 10,000 print.
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