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Exiles of Desire

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Published June 1st 1985 by Arte Publico Press
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Brandon
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Californios, poets

Exiles of Desire Devises a New Module for a Poet

During his well-traveled childhood as the son of farm laborers, Juan Felipe Herrera lived in my home town of Escondido. In Spanish, the name means hidden. So I read this book and followed the poems north to Los Angeles, the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco. And it was more than a California trip. Herrera leads from the historical events like the killing of Ruben Salazar to science fiction.

"Who listens if they cannot gain power, if they cann

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Juan Felipe Herrera is the only son of Lucha Quintana and Felipe Emilio Herrera; the three were campesinos living from crop to crop on the roads of the San Joaquín Valley, Southern California and the Salinas Valley. Herrera's experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work, such as the children's book Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats award in 1997. He is a ...more