This five-part collection of poems ranges from highly political to gently playful and personal.
Published by Wings Press on 01/01/2006
Book details: 320 pages.
Emplumada is Lorna Dee Cervantes’s first book, a collection of poems remarkable for their surface clarity, precision of image, and emotional urgency. Rooted in her Chicana heritage, these poems illuminate the American experience of the last quarter century and, at a time when much of what is merely fashionable in American poetry is recondite and exclusive, Cervantes has the ability to speak to and for a large audience.
Published by University of Pittsburgh Press on 01/15/1982
Book details: 80 pages.
Sueño is the fifth major collection of poetry by iconic Chicana/Native American poet, Lorna Dee Cervantes. Intellectually brilliant, linguistically playful, politically intense, sensually aflame, these poems engage the reader on half a dozen levels at once. More than any other, perhaps, Sueño lives up to Lorna Dee's reputation for both intellectual brilliance and brilliant word play.
Published by Wings Press on 10/01/2013
Book details: 128 pages.
Lorna Dee Cervantes is a pivotal figure throughout the Chicano literary movement and this book gathers 30 years’ worth of essays and articles about her as well as interviews with her. A fifth-generation Californian of Mexican and Native American (Chumasch) heritage, Cervantes is widely considered one of the most important Latina poets who drew tremendous power from her struggles in the literary and political trenches. This work explores the boundaries between language and experience and features a new collection of poems by the dynamic poet.
Published by Wings Press (TX) on 01/01/2012
Book details: 226 pages.
Published by Arte Publico Press on 08/18/1991
Book details: 78 pages.
Flavored by the author’s Chicana and Native American roots, this poetry collection explores eroticism and sensuality while keeping to the confines of 100 words. Simultaneously intelligent and humorous, this book investigates the themes of passion and desire as it conveys intense political ideas and reactions. Written by a woman of color, this compilation will resonate with audiences beyond her race and ethnicity.
Published by Wings Press on 10/01/2011
Book details: 128 pages.
A Study Guide for Lorna Dee Cervantes's "Freeway 280," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Published by Gale, Cengage Learning on 08/18/2019
Book details: 18 pages.
A Study Guide for Lorna Dee Cervantes's "Refugee Ship", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Studentsfor all of your research needs.
Published by Gale, Cengage Learning
Book details: 17 pages.
A multicultural array of poets explore what it is means to be American This powerful and moving collection of poems stretches across the boundaries of skin color, language, ethnicity, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ethnic Americans. With extraordinary honesty, dignity, and insight, these poems address common themes of assimilation, communication, and self-perception. In recording everyday life in our many American cultures, they displace the myths and stereotypes that pervade our culture. Unsettling America includes work by: Amiri Baraka Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Rita Dove Louise Erdich Jessica Hagedorn Joy Harjo Garrett Hongo Li-Young Lee Pat Mora Naomi Shihab Nye Marye Percy Ishmael Reed Alberto Rios Ntozake Shange Gary Soto Lawrence Ferlinghetti Nellie Wong David Hernandez Mary TallMountain ...and many more.
Published by Penguin on 11/01/1994
Book details: 432 pages.
"Poetry of Resistance" offers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights.
Published by University of Arizona Press on 03/10/2016
Book details: 215 pages.