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DOS Gatos Press

Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems

Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Native American Studies.
From the Foreword: A unique glimpse at a special region known to some as borderlands, this anthology of persona poems gives articulate voice to the many peoples and periods that have made their mark on this scarred and sacred land of deserts and rivers, Indian petroglyphs and fifty-foot marionettes, haciendas and Air Force bases, this ground so varied in climate and culture but so unified in spirit. The spirit of this terra incognita fits its original definition as unknown territory, for unknown also implies undefined and therefore unbound, open to interpretation. The reach of these voices is both global and personal. From Years Following Her Death, Former Texas Slave Silvia King Speaks to a Kidnapped Nigerian Girl to Chester Nez Arriving at Guadalcanal, 1942, these are human voices in all their honesty and depth of caring.--Carmen Tafolla

Author: Scott Wiggerman
Publisher: DOS Gatos Press
Published: 06/15/2016
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.67lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780984039999

About the Author
Huyser, Cindy: - Cindy Huyser's chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems, was a co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Poetry Chapbook contest. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poetry has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, most recently Untameable City, Blue Hole, and the anthology of the 2015 Houston Poetry Festival. Huyser co-edited the Texas Poetry Calendar from 2009 to 2014.Wiggerman, Scott: - Scott Wiggerman's Leaf and Beak: Sonnets, a finalist for the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry with the Texas Institute of Letters, is preceded by two previous collections--Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships. Wiggerman has served as editor of several books, including WINGBEATS: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY (Dos Gatos Press, 2011), LIFTING THE SKY: SOUTHWESTERN HAIKU & HAIGA (Dos Gatos Press, 2013), and WINGBEATS II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY (Dos Gatos Press, 2014). Recent poems have appeared in Chrysanthemum, Red Earth Review, Frogpond, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, and many other publications. He is co- founder and chief editor for Dos Gatos Press.

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