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Where Are the Voices? and Other Wobbly Poems
Poetry. Latino/a Studies. Carlos Cortez is the better half of the twentieth century walking. Through his words and woodcuts Cortez is a delightful and important chronicler of labor movements, Chicano history and, of course, la vida. We do well lending him an ear, an eye, a moment of our busy time. This is how we prepare to be human -- by stopping to pay respect, to learn f ...more
Published January 1st 2007 by Charles Kerr
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This Chicago-based, rebel poet may have done most of his writing 40 years ago, but his messages still prove relevant today. His settings, subjects, and attitude should speak to Chicago's youth, and his woodcut illustrations -- appearing alongside the poems -- promise to prompt dialogue as well. The opening poem take place on "a hot afternoon at Lincoln Park Zoo" where "goose-formated trios of jet roarers" fly overhead, disturbing the animals and causing one father to comment, "I hope they send t ...more