By Harold Recinos,Leyla Namazie
"This is poetry of the soul. It turns disquiet into revelation."—Ilan Stavans, Professor in Latin American and Latino tradition, Amherst university. writer of Quixote: the unconventional and the area (N.Y.: W. W. Norton & Co., 2015) and Borges, the Jew. (State college of latest York Press, 2016).
Crossing Bridges expresses a rigidity among the fluidity of a river and the obdurate chilly longevity of a wall that endeavors to mark a border to naturalize separation and department. The poet Harold Recinos’ maximum success, what's relocating approximately his writing, and i am certain will contact the readers besides, is his lyrical and ethical dedication to problem partitions and to circulate relentless, whether painfully, establishing cracks in them. Recinos demanding situations the wall and nativist prohibitions, and bets the typical stable might be skilled with the folks in el barrio. To learn those poems is to begin to dwell in el barrio del mundo. —Francisco Morán, Professor of Latin American Literature, Southern Methodist collage, writer of Martí, l. a. justicia infinita [1875-1894]). Madrid: Verbum, 2014, and Island Of My starvation / Isla de mi hambre. Bilingual Anthology of latest Cuban Poetry. urban lighting fixtures: San Francisco, 2007.
Harold Recinos’ Puerto Rican mom and Guatemalan father got here to the USA encouraged least via the yank dream, than a determined flight from a lifetime of distress and melancholy. Their tale like that of such a lot of Latino households new to the USA was once one in every of social exclusion and everlasting poverty. Crossing Bridges is for Recinos the way to provide voice to the ignored international of Latino males, ladies and youngsters on the edges of society. The poems during this assortment are Recinos’ graffiti at the wall of public tradition and his approach of embracing people who find themselves made invisible and taken care of unworthy of being heard and touched. Crossing Bridges is an act of remembrance grounded in ethnic identification that seeks to dignify the loathed humanity of the barrio and speak a deeper figuring out of forgotten areas.
Harold J. Recinos is professor of Church and Society on the Perkins university of Theology at Southern Methodist collage. between his fresh guides are excellent news from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church (WJKP, 2006), Harold J. Recinos, ed. Wading via Many Voices: towards a Theology of Public dialog (Roman and Littlefield, 2011); Voices at the nook (Wipf and inventory, 2015); good way domestic (Floricanto Press, 2016). He accomplished the general practitioner of Philosophy with honors (Ph.D.) in cultural anthropology in 1993 from the yankee collage in Washington, D.C.. because the mid-1980s, Recinos has labored with the Salvadoran refugee group and with marginal groups in El Salvador on problems with human rights.
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