What Keeps Me Sane


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Lotus Press (WI)
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5.4 X 0.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author

Esperanza Cintr?n was born in Detroit, Michigan when it was a prime producer of music and automobiles and was the fifth largest city in the country with a population that exceeded 1.5 million. Her first book of poetry, Chocolate City Latina, published by Swank Press in 2005, is flavored with a bit of her African American and Boricua spice while exploring that late twentieth century metropolis "When Cadillacs Roamed the Midwest." The city's history and its people, especially the women who lived through the highs and lows of the Midwestern city-town, permeate her work. Cintr?n studied film and communication earning both bachelor's and master 's degrees from Wayne State University and a doctorate in English literature from The State University of New York at Albany. There she co-founded The Sisters of Color Writers Collective and its literary journal Seeds (1989-2006), both of which were dedicated to publishing the works of women. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in a number of anthologies including Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers & Daughters (Beacon Press), Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (Doubleday), Abandon Automobile (Wayne State University Press) and the journals Capirotada, 13th Moon, and The Little Magazine. She received a Michigan Council for the Arts Individual Artist grant and the Metro Times Poetry Prize, and she was a 2012 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow. Cintr?n currently lives, writes and teaches college in downtown Detroit.