140 Twitter Poems is a vivid collection of personal, social and philosophically driven poems by Christopher Carmona and translated by Gerald Padilla. This bilingual collection was originally published on Twitter over 140 days, from December 1, 2015 to April 12, 2016, expressing Carmona's personal reflections and the sociopolitical Continue reading... 2/4/17
In the poetry book, Exhumaciones, the author Samuel Trigueros makes visible, as part of his own catharsis, the injustices of his people. He digs into the anonymous realities with an honest lexicon, nude metaphors and powerful images. Without idiomatic paraphernalia, he demonstrates his poetic prowess. Continue reading... 11/13/16
Filled with absorbing metaphors, Papeles robados al más allá is a Spanish poetry book by Daniel Montoly that takes us on an emotional and thought-provoking literary journey. The collection of poems is divided into three sections with a variety of topics that highlight the author's eclectic writing style. Continue reading... 10/23/16
The Antología 2016 (FeIPoL) is a poetry anthology that gives testimony of a united Latino community and includes some of the greatest and most relevant Latino poets of our time, such as: the United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Lucha Corpi (U.S.), Saúl Ibargoyen (Uruguay), Antonieta Villamil (Colombia), Armando Alanís Pulido Continue reading... 8/28/16
Stone Poems is a poetry collection by Don Cellini where stones are revealed as a profound symbolic axis for human existence. They are a symbol that encompass all things prior to life, as well as the course of human history and everything that will remain when we're gone. For "In the beginning/ there was stone;/ not earth and sky,/ not light and dark Continue reading... 7/3/16
Twice Told Over is an intimate poetry collection by Adela Najarro which germinates like a mangrove that multiplies itself with her grandmother's stories and the blue-fields of Nicaragua. Marked by her family and heritage, Adela shares images of an endless green, childhood memories and la patria.
This poetic mangrove begins Continue reading... 6/18/16
Poemas en blanco y negro is a Spanish poetry book by Leonardo Nin where the exploration of racial identity is intertwined with a sense of belonging, abandonment and memories. In the first part of this poetic collection, Nin attempts to answer his most intimate inquiries, as he does in his poem titled Meditámbulo. “Este silencio,/ irremediable Continue reading... 6/12/16
Balacera is a Spanish poetry collection by Armando Alanís Pulido with phrases that at times make you feel like the victim and suddenly like the culprit. What’s it like to be a coward, a kidnapped, a zeta? Who robbed the northern towns of Mexico from its peace and when are they returning it to its people? Meanwhile, Continue reading... 6/5/16
Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words is a powerful bilingual poetry book by Lucha Corpi which includes social and telluric themes, speaking volumes regarding colonialism, the role of women, as well as her family and immigrant identity. In this book, Lucha Corpi demonstrates the nature of her unwavering and defiant poetic voice. Continue reading... 5/15/16
The Antología de Poesía Joven (FeIPoL) is a megaphone that amplifies the voices of one hundred High School students who live in the United States - Mexico borderlands. Three major topics stand out from this compilation: immigration, a lament for Mexico due to its current state of insecurity, and the need of retaining one's identity rather than Continue reading... 1/16/17
Whether you believe in ars gratia artis or see art inextricably intertwined with society, it is an undeniable fact that when social turmoil arises, artists will make themselves heard. This is the case of The Border Crossed Us, a poetic anthology to end the apartheid in Palestine and the U.S., where the Palestinian, Native American and Mexican people Continue reading... 12/18/16
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly is a colorful and joyous poetry book that teaches us to "fly towards the good things" in life. This bilingual poetry collection by the U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, brings back childhood rainbows and laughter; it reminds us of mamá, papá, tíos, friends, music, and of course, good food. Continue reading... 10/30/16
Arcana de los dominio imaginantes is a personal anthology where Antonieta Villamil gives us 40 years of her poetry compiled into one book; a collection that contains the best of 14 titles. She is a socially committed poet, committed with herself in making sure that those who have been silenced are heard, Continue reading... 10/2/16
La noche de los cuerpos is a Spanish poetry book by Silvia Favaretto which includes, just as the title and book cover suggest, poems soaked with ardent passions and shades of darkness. "Este libro es mi ataúd" says the author, as blood drips from the pages with images of open wounds, pain and death.
Throughout the poetry collection Continue reading... 7/18/16
Aguacamino is a brutally honest and socially charged poetry collection by Mexican native Rossy Evelin Lima. In it, she describes her soul piercing experience as an undocumented immigrant in a mighty and unwavering voice that burns like combustion throughout the pages.
From beginning to end, the author Continue reading... 6/17/16
Cumplimiento de la voluntad is a Spanish personal anthology by Nadia Contreras that compiles published works from 1999 to 2014. In Cumplimiento, readers are exposed to a mirror that portrays Contreras’ most intimate reflections; images that constitute a poetic gallery in which the degree of the author’s inner light constantly fluctuates Continue reading... 6/10/16
Tengo un cielo en la cocina is the first poetry book by the Argentinian author Laura Carnovale. In the synchronism of her words, the reader discovers intimate nuances that lie within the literary symbolism of a home and everything in it, such as values, roots, the intimate space, and the memories the author holds dearly. "La cocina" is that nook where Continue reading... 7/2/16
Transcendental Train Yard is a free spirited book of reflection and creative collaboration, composed by Norma Elia Cantú's wholehearted poetry and the colorful serigraphs of Marta Sánchez. It is difficult for the Latino community to think about trains without recognizing a grieving allusion to Continue reading... 5/8/16
Versos para no dormir solos is an erotic Spanish poetry book by Leticia Sandoval, filled with brief and discrete yet tantalizing verses of corporeal and ethereal dimensions; of seductive and enticing proportions.
The magnetism of this erotic work is more than a carnal invitation. Continue reading... 4/9/16