Posts Tagged: Puerto Rico

Make me Born: We The Animals, by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’s We The Animals is a slender volume and a perfect example of quality being unrelated to quantity. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (his first) novel, and a reviewer’s comment that the book feels like a sets of old school

Make me Born: We The Animals, by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’s We The Animals is a slender volume and a perfect example of quality being unrelated to quantity. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this (his first) novel, and a reviewer’s comment that the book feels like a sets of old school

Imagine the Angels of Bread (Martin Espada): Not All Aliens are on Star Trek

Martin Espada’s Imagine the Angels of Bread is a collection of poem that speaks out on behalf of the ‘alien,’ the illegal immigrant who is used and abused. An example: In “Offering to an Ulcerated God,” a woman who does not

Imagine the Angels of Bread (Martin Espada): Not All Aliens are on Star Trek

Martin Espada’s Imagine the Angels of Bread is a collection of poem that speaks out on behalf of the ‘alien,’ the illegal immigrant who is used and abused. An example: In “Offering to an Ulcerated God,” a woman who does not

Growing up in Spanish Harlem: Ernesto Quinonez’ “Bodega Dreams”

The third Latino novel I’m going to talk about is quite different from both of the other two (Dreaming in Cuban, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). Unlike the protagonists of the other novels, Chino has spent all his

Growing up in Spanish Harlem: Ernesto Quinonez’ “Bodega Dreams”

The third Latino novel I’m going to talk about is quite different from both of the other two (Dreaming in Cuban, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). Unlike the protagonists of the other novels, Chino has spent all his