Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

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OTHER LATINO TITLES AVAILABLE FROM CURBSTONE PRESS

MIRRORS BENEATH THE EARTH Short Fiction by Chicano Writers edited by Ray González

"As I read the stories, ethnic boundaries collapsed, and I was in a universe without dividing lines, without borders. Read and see and hear for yourself how they open and describe worlds heretofore banned and ignored from American literature and how rich and substantial American literature becomes by their inclusion."--Jimmy Santiago Baca $13.95 paper, 1-880684-02-0

THE CONCRETE RIVER poetry by Luis J. Rodriguez

This collection of poetry by the Chicano poet, journalist and publisher, Luis J. Rodriguez, received the 1991 PEN Oakland/Joesphine Miles Award for excellence in poetry.

" Rodriguez writes from the inside out, with great knowledge, passion, and compassion....Highly recommended for contemporary poetry and multicultural collections."--Library Journal

"In the highly emotional and oracular register of Whitman and Ginsberg, Rodriguez speaks for a silent generation of Mexicans who came north for economic freedom....For Rodriguez, poetry is a sacred act that can rescue the poet's past in order to instruct his community about his relationship to it and the world."--The American Book Review $9.95 paper, 0-915306-42-5

REBELLION IS THE CIRCLE OF A LOVER'S HANDS a bilingual edition of poetry by Martín Espada translated by the author and Camilo Pérez-Bustillo foreword by Amiri Baraka

About this powerful collection of poems, which received the 1989 PEN/Revson Award for poetry, the judges ( Carolyn Forché, Daniel Halpern & Charles Simic) said: "Whoever in the future wishes to find out the truth about our age will have to read poets like Martín Espada....The greatness of Espada's art, like all great arts, is that it gives dignity to the insulted and the injured of the earth." $9.95 paper, 0-915306-95-6

FOR A COMPLETE CATALOG, SEND YOUR REQUEST TO: Curbstone Press, 321 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface 3
  • Chapter One 13
  • Chapter Two 35
  • Chapter Three 55
  • Chapter Four 80
  • Chapter Five 108
  • Chapter Six 132
  • Chapter Seven 160
  • Chapter Eight 189
  • Chapter Nine 210
  • Chapter Ten 235
  • Epilogue 247
  • Glossary 253
  • Other Latino Titles Available from Curbstone Press 263
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