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
for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read
Person Could Believe in the War Between Races "
(text & audio)
Ends Too Soon" (text;
"To We Who Were Saved
by the Stars"
"Visions of Mexico
While at a Writing Symposium in Port Townsend, Washington"
Sonata By Candlelight" & "Love of My Flesh, Living Death"
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