La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge: Poetry Y Otras Movidas

La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge: Poetry Y Otras Movidas

by Alicia Gaspar De Alba

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Overview

Cultural Writing. Poetry. Essays. As a leading interpreter of border life and culture, Allicia Gaspar Alba, a lesbian chicana poet, storyteller, and essayist explores the borders and limits of place, body, and language through a painful series of moves and losses. In sections divided into each of the places she visited in her travels, Alba incorporates the Mexican archetypal wailing woman who wanders in search of her lost children. LA LLORONA proves to be more than an archetype: it is a tour guide through the constant presence of the poet's voice. Alicia Gapar de Alba is also the co- editor of AZTLAN: A JOURNAL OF CHICANO STUDIES and the author of the acclaimed novel Sor Juana's Second Dream (University of New Mexico Press, 1999), and The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories (Bilingual Review Press, 1993). She is a professor of Chicano/a Studies and English at the University of California Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558853997
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Tracking La Lloronav
Departure (1985)
Crooked Foot Speaks/Habla Pata Chueca3
Iowa City (1985-1986)
In the Shadow of Greater Things7
After 21 Years, A Postcard from My Father9
Dust to Dust11
Holy Ground13
Boston (1986-1990)
The Philosophy of Frijoles17
Gardenias for El Gran Guru19
70 Moons22
Bamba Basilica23
Caldo de Pollo25
Confessions27
Pilgrim's Progress30
Sor Juana's Litany in the Subjunctive32
Listening to Our Bones34
Karmic Revolution36
Galloping38
Literary Wetback40
Elemental Journey: 7 Days in the Woods (July 1989)
1.Adirondack Park47
2.Swimming in Limekiln Lake49
3.Waking Up in Ontario: Reward50
4.The Niagara River Speaks Three Languages52
5.Rainstorm: The Gorge55
6.Piseco Lake56
7.Point Comfort: Coming Home57
Albuquerque (1990-1992)
Autumn Equinox in the Sandias, 199061
Bluebirds63
Chamizal65
Name that Border69
Los Angeles (1992-1999)
The Waters of Grief77
Huitlacoche Crepes80
Neighbors83
Descarada/No Shame: A[bridged] Politics of Location85
Land of the Dead (1994-2001)
Carmen's Song95
Blackjack99
Culto a la Muerte101
Witch Museum103
Kyrie Eleison for La Llorona106
Eclipse (September 11th)109
El Encuentro112
Acknowledgments116

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