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When Living Was a Labor Camp

When Living Was a Labor Camp

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"I write what I eat and smell," says Diana García, and her words are a bountiful harvest. Her poems color the page with the vibrancy and sweetness of figs, the freshness of tortillas, and the sensuality of language.

In this, García's first collection of poems, she takes a bittersweet look back at the migrant labor camps of California and offers a tribute to the people who toiled there. Writing from the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, she catapults the reader into the lives of the campesinos with their daily joys and sorrows.

Bold, political, and familial, García's poems gift the reader with a sense of earth, struggle, and pride-each line filled with the sounds of agrarian music, from mariachi melodies to repatriation revolts. Embodied with such spirit, her poems rise with the convictions of power and equality

Author: Diana García
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 07/01/2000
Pages: 105
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.42lbs
Size: 9.01h x 6.04w x 0.34d
ISBN: 9780816520435

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/30/2000 pg. 73
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2001 pg. 198
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