Synopses & Reviews
In lyrical, original language expressing anger, hope, optimism and fierce independence, Naomi Ayala explores being Puerto Rican on the mainland -- displaying pride in her culture coupled with the pain of exclusion, vividly describing her encounters with racism and poverty, and the power of love in these difficult circumstances. "Naomi Ayala writes poems like water, a clear, strong current, sometimes tranquil, sometimes furious, but always swirling with life"
poetry by Puerto Rican/American teacher & activist
About the Author
Naomi Ayala works as an education consultant, freelance writer, and teacher, and is a Visiting Humanities Scholar for Hermana a Hermana/Sister to Sister. Author of Wild Animals on the Moon (Curbstone Press, 1997), she has been therecipient of several awards, and of two artists'fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She lives in