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ISBN: 0-927534-76-2 
144 pp. | paper only | $13.00

poetry by Alma Luz Villanueva

Desire 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).

Desire 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.

Alma 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) and Naked Ladies (1994).