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Un Trip Through The Mind Jail: Y Otras Excursion (Pioneer (Arte Publico))

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Here is the long-awaited second edition of a pioneer work of Chicano literature, originally published as a collection in 1980 after individual poems by Salinas had appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies from the 1960s through the 1970s.

These fifteen years of poetry forged in the heat of the Chicano Movement (a period Salinas spent, in part, in prison)

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Published November 1st 1999 by Arte Publico Press
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Kendra
Mar 04, 2016 Kendra rated it it was amazing
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Sacred and profane, furious and glorious and sly and enormous, Raul Salinas' UN TRIP THROUGH THE MIND JAIL is a rager of a text. Salinas batters the poetic page with writing that is sad and hilarious and draining, encompassing Texas and Mexico and jail, drugs, women and loss and violence in wildly energetic poems written in English and Spanish, and often, dizzyingly, both at once.

It's a book that points in every way toward the word "important" while thumbing its nose at such constructs:
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I loved the topics discussed but I felt that the code switching in some of the pieces felt forced. They didn't feel natural, didnt mesh with the writing's rhythm. The art work is pretty good, though.
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Great genre-bending and genre-melding in this book.
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