Where Clouds are Formed
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Where Clouds are Formed

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Ofelia Zepeda is a Native American poet who possesses a kind of double vision. She sees the contemporary world through her own highly observant eyes and, at the same time, through the eyes of her Tohono O’odham ancestors. Seeing this way infuses her poetry with a resonance and depth that makes it a delight to read—and re-read.

Zepeda is as clear-eyed about the past as she...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 17th 2008 by University of Arizona Press (first published 2008)
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Gabriel Oak
Probably not accurate to include this volume of poetry on my "latino" shelf, since Zepeda identifies as Native American, but I'm interested in the confluences of the two traditions in Southwestern border states. Some wonderful poetry here, and I found the inclusion of bilingual English / Tohono O'odham poems challenging and provocative.
Mar 04, 2010 Riah rated it 2 of 5 stars
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I didn't enjoy the poetry as much as I enjoyed the information contained within them (e.g. a history of SW locations according to O'odham culture).
I love this book. It's simple and poignant--a beautiful collection.

Zepeda, honest and beautiful as always.
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