144 pp. | paper only | $13.00
by Alma Luz Villanueva
is the newest collection of poems by one of our most acclaimed Chicana
writers, the prize-winning author of Poems
(Third Chicano Literary Prize, 1977) and Planet,
with Mother May I?
(1994 Latino Literature Prize).
is a love letter to the world. In poems that are lyrical, humorous,
and gritty, Villanueva embraces all of life's experiences -- the
bittersweet experience of motherhood, affection for people and animals,
ritual, death, grief, and exaltation. Her poems fuse the personal
and political, anchoring the abstract in the sensual world and revealing
a belief in the power of language to connect us to the world, to
each other, and to ourselves.
Luz Villanueva's other poetry collections include Bloodroot
(1977), La Chingada (Bilingual
Press, 1985), and Life Span
(1985). Her fiction works (all from Bilingual Press) include Weeping
Woman: La Llorona and
Other Stories (1994)
and the prize-winning novels The
Ultraviolet Sky (1988)