Lorna Dee Cervantes was born in 1954. She is the author of From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (Arte Público Press, 1991) and Emplumada (1981), which won an American Book Award. She is also co-editor of Red Dirt, a cross-cultural poetry journal, and her work has been included in many anthologies including Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (eds. Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan, 1994), No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Women Poets (ed. Florence Howe, 1993), and After Aztlan: Latino Poets of the Nineties (ed. Ray González, 1992). In 1995 she received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. From The Academy of American Poets
     

poems

"Bird Ave"

"Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person Could Believe in the War Between Races "

"Freeway 280" (text & audio)

Some Poems

"California Plum"

"Poet's Progress"

"Summer Ends Too Soon" (text; video)

"To We Who Were Saved by the Stars"

"Visions of Mexico While at a Writing Symposium in Port Townsend, Washington"

"Frank Sonata By Candlelight" & "Love of My Flesh, Living Death"

10 Seven-Minute Poems

 

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