Currents from the dancing river : contemporary Latino fiction, nonfiction, and poetry / edited by Ray González

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Subjects: American literature--Hispanic American authors
Hispanic Americans--Literary collections
American literature--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1994
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Salsa x 2 / Enrique Fernandez 1
Chiles / Arturo Islas 11
Puertoricanness / Aurora Levins Morales 24
Immigrants / Aurora Levins Morales 26
Kitchens / Aurora Levins Morales 29
1930 / Aurora Levins Morales 31
Let's Begin the Day / Luis Omar Salinas 33
Prayer to the Child of Prague / Luis Omar Salinas 34
Courtship of Darkness / Luis Omar Salinas 35
The Lotto / Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. 36
Bringing Her Back / Silvia Curbelo 50
Lunes de Revolucion / Silvia Curbelo 51
Floating / Silvia Curbelo 52
Paying Respects / Rosemary Catacalos 54
Taking the Air / Rosemary Catacalos 55
Ariadne Seven Years Later / Rosemary Catacalos 56
The Black Virgin / Judith Ortiz Cofer 59
The Witch's Husband / Judith Ortiz Cofer 65
What We Don't Know About the Climb to Heaven / Julio Marzan 72
La Calle del Nino Perdido / Richard Garcia 83
Doing the Tarantella with Lola Montez / Richard Garcia 84
Open Letter to My Friends / Richard Garcia 85
A Case of Mistaken Identities: The Human Body / Rafael Campo 87
Father's Day / Luis Alberto Urrea 98
On the Day They Buried My Mother . . . / Miguel Pinero 112
This Is Not the Place Where I Was Born / Miguel Pinero 113
Ghost Trap / Gloria Anzaldua 116
Puddles / Gloria Anzaldua 118
The Cassettes / Juan Felipe Herrera 121
Notes on Other Chicana & Chicano Inventions / Juan Felipe Herrera 122
Rodney King, the Black Christ of Los Angeles and All of Our White Sins - May 1, 1992 / Juan Felipe Herrera 124
Zoot Suit on a Bed of Spanish Rice / Juan Felipe Herrera 130
Milagros & Angels / Juan Felipe Herrera 132
Mariachi Drag Star / Juan Felipe Herrera 134
Adonde Vive Dios? / Kleya Forte-Escamilla 137
Tears on My Pillow / Helena Maria Viramontes 145
Nicanor, Saturday / Alberto Rios 150
How the Mouth Works / Alberto Rios 151
The Vietnam Wall / Alberto Rios 155
Mother of Shrines / Rosa Maria Arenas 157
Mother of the Long Good-bye / Rosa Maria Arenas 157
Mother of the Historical Tree / Rosa Maria Arenas 158
Psalm for Your Image / Jack Agueros 159
Sonnet for Mars / Jack Agueros 160
Sonnet for Angelo Monterosa / Jack Agueros 161
Look on the Bright Side / Dagoberto Gilb 162
The Graduation / Marisella Vejga 173
Gravity / Victor Martinez 183
The Seed Must Kill / Victor Martinez 183
A Letter from My Mother / Victor Martinez 184
Miguelito, Miguelito / Leo Romero 186
Backward Facing Man / Leo Romero 187
From The Devil in Texas / Aristeo Brito 190
The Day Rito Died / Mary Helen Ponce 197
Black Hair / Gary Soto 204
Dear Frida / Pat Mora 212
The Itch / Pat Mora 215
Seals / Ricardo Pau-Llosa 221
Swirling Lines / Ricardo Pau-Llosa 222
Minas de Cobre / Ricardo Pau-Llosa 223
Love and Hunt in the Dark Room / Ruth Warat 225
Inquisitors, Dead and in Power. Their Use of Torture . . . / Ruth Warat 226
The Marriage of the Prostitute in Puerto Rican Folklore / Rafael Barreto-Rivera 229
The Bird Who Cleans the World / Victor Montejo 232
How the Serpent Was Born / Victor Montejo 233
The Disobedient Child / Victor Montejo 234
Casimiro Mendoza, the Improviser / Rowena A. Rivera 237
The Miracle / Jose Sequeira 248
Mambo Love Poem / Sandra Maria Esteves 258
Autobiography of a Nuyorican / Sandra Maria Esteves 259
Malinche's Rights / Alicia Gaspar De Alba 261
Sonnets of Dark Love / Francisco Alarcon 267
Across These Landscapes of Early Darkness / Dionisio Martinez 270
Cole Porter / Dionisio Martinez 271
Pavane for Daddy Longlegs / Dionisio Martinez 272
Maya / Alma Luz Villanueva 275
The Last Dream / Ed Vega 292
The Awakening / Orlando Ramirez 300
Meetings with a Saint / Orlando Ramirez 303
Jewel Lake / Orlando Ramirez 304
Misunderstanding Prufrock, with Some Cummings / Omar S. Castaneda 305
El Rojo Esqueleto and La Negra Esqueleta Conduct My Examination / Robert Navarro 313
The Third Visit of El Rojo Esqueleto / Robert Navarro 316
Banners / Andres Rodriguez 318
Fire and Water / Andres Rodriguez 321
The Quiet Women / Luis J. Rodriguez 322
To the police officer . . . / Luis J. Rodriguez 323
Reflection on El Train Glass / Luis J. Rodriguez 324
And on All Your Children / Leroy Quintana 325
Homecoming / Ruben Martinez 337
Mexico's Children / Richard Rodriguez 349
Winter of a Rose / Pablo Medina 372
Thirst / Margarita Tavera Rivera 380
Miami During the Reagan Years / Virgil Suarez 384
Strange Planet / Elias Miguel Munoz 396
Baskets of Water / Cristina Garcia 405
The House on the Burial Mound / Jorge Guitart 417
Wallace Stevens in Havana / Jorge Guitart 417
A Love Note / Jorge Guitart 418
Guijuelo 1968 / Bertha Sanchez Bello 419
Riding on the #5 / Bertha Sanchez Bello 420
My Grandfather's Eye / Jack Lopez 423
Lost in Translation / Ilan Stavans 429
White Birch / Martin Espada 438
The Hidalgo's Hat and a Hawk's Bell of Gold / Martin Espada 439
The Other Alamo / Martin Espada 441
La Ermita (the Hermitage) - El Cedro, Gomera / Emilia Paredes 443
Gathering the Wild Figs - Vizcaina, Gomera / Emilia Paredes 444
In My House - Wasiniypi / Emilia Paredes 445
Rattlesnake Dreams / Ray Gonzalez 450
From Alburquerque / Rudolfo Anaya 461
I Never Even Seen My Father / Nicholasa Mohr 472
Shabbat Shalom / David Unger 484
From "Angelitos Negros: A Salsa Ballet" / Miguel Algarin 493
Taos Pueblo Indians . . . / Miguel Algarin 494
Lucky Alley / Alejandro Murguia 498
Voz de la Gente / Jimmy Santiago Baca 510
Mi Tio Baca el Poeta de Socorro / Jimmy Santiago Baca 511
Imagine My Life / Jimmy Santiago Baca 514
I Want to Write an American Poem / Benjamin Alire Saenz 522
Undocumented Anguish / Lucha Corpi 537
Fugue / Lucha Corpi 538
Abstract / Lucha Corpi 540
Al-Haram / Victor Hernandez Cruz 541
Problems with Hurricanes / Victor Hernandez Cruz 544
Igneris / Victor Hernandez Cruz 545
Santa Cruz / Lorna Dee Cervantes 548
Flatirons / Lorna Dee Cervantes 549
Shooting the Wren / Lorna Dee Cervantes 550
The First Day of Spring / Pedro Pietri 552
The Night Is Out of Sight / Pedro Pietri 553
Ending Poem / Aurora Levins Morales 555
Contributors to Currents from the Dancing River / Aurora Levins Morales 557
Permissions / Aurora Levins Morales 567
Additional Authors: González, Ray
Notes: LCCN: 94004327
ISBN: 0151236542 :$26.95
Physical Description: xiv, 573 p. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 29844928
ISBN/ISSN: 0151236542

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