Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Special)

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University of Arizona Press
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7.2 X 0.6 X 9.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

The late Francisco X. Alarcón (1954-2016) was an award-winning Chicano poet and educator. He authored fourteen volumes of poetry, published seven books for children through Lee & Low Books, and taught at the University of California, Davis, where he directed the Spanish for Native Speakers Program. He created the Facebook page Poets Responding (to SB 1070) and co-founded Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol / The Writers of the New Sun. Odilia Galván Rodríguez is a poet, writer, editor, and activist. Her latest book, The Color of Light, is an extensive collection of chronicles and poetry honoring the Mexica (Aztec) and Orisha (Yoruba). She is co-editor, along with Francisco X. Alarcón, of the award-winning anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice. She has worked as the editor for several magazines, most recently at Tricontinental Magazine in Havana, Cuba, and Cloud Women's Quarterly Journal online.


"With his poetry, his activism, and his living/loving, Francisco X. Alarcón taught us that borders are fallacies, violences upon the body politic, the earth, and the human spirit. Even now, Francisco's words and his legacy build the just and moral pathway we can travel toward one another."--Sarah Browning, Founding Executive Director of Split This Rock

"Yes: the slender, chiseled lines. Yes: the iconic minimalism. But this trilingual tome unfurls what Galván Rodríguez aptly calls his 'spirit book.' It startles me still--this ancestral theology. Best embodied when he sings: 'my people's / past is / my staff // my pounding / heart / the only drum.'"--Francisco Aragón, author of His Tongue a Swath of Sky