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Chopper! chopper! : poetry from bordered lives

by Reyes, Verónica,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3618.E9395 C48 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3618.E9395 C48 2013
 
 
Summary
Chopper! Chopper! reflects the lives of Mexican Americans, immigrants, Chicanas/os, and la jotería--malfloras, jotos, and beautiful rainbow communities. As vividly as Mexican Technicolor, these poems capture life in the barrio: vendors hauling carts with elote, raspados, botes y más. Vatos fighting to exist. Mujeres claiming space. Summer evenings, children playing in the calles of East L.A., El Paso, and bordered tierras everywhere. Reyes's work exudes the pride, strength, turmoil and struggle of neighborhoods brimming with tradition and invention, estilo a la brava. These homegrown verses reveal the barrio in all its intricate layers. Revering difference, they fight to make room for something new: Marimacha Poetry. ¡Y Qué!
Additional Information
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Poetry.
Lesbians -- Poetry.
East Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Poetry.
El Paso (Tex.) -- Poetry.
Publisher Pasadena, CA :2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 111 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780989036108 (paperback)
0989036103 (paperback)
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