Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Interesting Reads

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Interesting Reads

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In the Shadow of Al-Andalus

By Victor Hernandez Cruz

These poems are about die rich history and broad influence of Islam in Spaia and beyond, and show the connectons between places as diverse as Puerto Rican villages, the streets of New York, and the beaches of Morocco. ? finalist for the Lcnore Marshall and Griffin poetry prizes, Victor Hernández Cruz is the author of several collections of poetry, including Maraca and The Mountain in the Sea, Boni in Puerto Kico, Hernández Cruz now divides his time between Morocco, Puerto Rico and the United States.

2011. 140 pages. ISBN: 978-1-56689-277-3. $16.00 paper. Golfee House Press (510) 524-l668.www.coffeeliousepress.org.

The Darkened Temple

By Mari L'Espérance

In this book of poetry. Mari L'Espérance writes, "Longing itself is nothing but the heart's open spaces." And in the open spaces at the heart of these poems is a mother who has disappeared, In a world of war and displacement, illness of the mind and body, imprisonment and violence both historical and personal, the poet leads her readers through a landscape of loss and the pain associated with it, The author draws readers into the interaction between articulation and silence - and finally offers a vision of redemption. …

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