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

Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance By Ray Gonzalez, Touching the Fire Fifteen Poets of Today s Latino Renaissance 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 contempo
  • Title: Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance
  • Author: Ray Gonzalez
  • ISBN: 9780385478625
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance By Ray Gonzalez, 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 ofAs 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 CastilloLorna Dee CervantesJudith Ortiz CoferVictor Hernandez CruzSilvia CurbeloJuan DelgadoMartin EspadaDiana GarciaRichard GarciaRay GonzalezMaurice Kilwein GuevaraJuan Felipe HerreraDionisio D MartinezValerie MartinezGloria Vando
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    1. Ray Gonzalez

      The work of award winning poet and editor Ray Gonzalez is inextricably linked to his Mexican ancestry and his American southwestern upbringing Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Gonzalez has employed Chicano imagery in his poetry, oftentimes alluding to America s indigenous past, and particularly to the southwestern desert cultures Gonzalez has published several collections of his poetry and has served as editor of several anthologies of writings, most of which emphasize the contributions of Chicano authors to the literary scene These anthologies, including 1998 s Touching the Fire Fifteen Poets of Today s Latino Renaissance, provide a medium for many up and coming Latino writers to get their work to the public.

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    1. As with any book that proclaims its contemporary nature, Touching the Fire Fifteen Poets of Today s Latino Renaissance risks dating itself when one realizes that the titular today was 1998 That being said, I haven t read a lot of modern poetry, so all the Latino poets featured were certainly new to me.In the introduction, Ray Gonzalez explains he chose these poets for their confidence of language gift for shattering, emotional honesty, and ear for the rhythms of a vibrant culture , which is par [...]


    2. For me and my tastes that screws towards prose this is a 3 , but if simply compared to books of poems only, it is certainly a 4.5 Well done collection of modern voices that are utterly readable and resonant, with the stand out poems being Dionisio D Martinez almost all of his poems, but esp A Discreet Prayer Kinescope Standard Time Novena for My Father NocturnesLorna Dee Cervantes The Poet IS Served Her Papers The Levee Letter to No One To We WHo Were Saved by the StarsRichard Garcia Nobody He [...]


    3. There is something about Latin culture that captures life, death and everything in between so powerfully with its words The poems in this book made me jealous that I didn t write the words myself I hade to put the book down and breath because I was overtaken by the use and arangement of words these poets have concieved.


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