With the river on our face / Emmy Pérez.
- ISBN: 9780816533442
- ISBN: 081653344X
- Physical Description: 97 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
And it's you -- I . Downriver -- El Valle -- Siphoning Sugar -- A woman like a city -- Gone downriver -- El Paso~El Valle -- Downriver Rio Grande Ghazalion -- Boca Chica~Playa Bagdad -- [Why] -- Green Light Go -- II. Midriver -- The Same Kind of Huecos -- Left after crossing -- Border Twins, Confluences -- The History of Silence -- The Valley Myth -- III. Rio Grande~Bravo -- Rio Grande~Bravo -- IV. Cara -- Laredo Riviera -- Exit routes -- November -- Upon Obama's presidential interregnum a year before the opening of Anzalduas International Bridge, not named after Gloria Anzaldua -- [No toronjas] -- The Snarling, Whimpering Dogs -- [Every person] -- The River on Our Face -- V. Boca -- What the Arizona SB 1070 copycat bills in Texas can't abolish -- Wildlife Refuge Poetics -- Something awakened and killed off each time a teacher speaks -- Dear Celan -- [Magic needed] -- I still dream of you -- [Mitochondrial Tonantzin] -- Poesia -- Staying in the flood -- Anzalduas Park -- laguna madre -- Not one more refugee death -- Notes and Works Cited -- Acknowledgments.
"With the River on Our Face is a collection of lyric verse and prose poems situated on the U.S.-Mexico border. Through images of the river and its flora and fauna, this collection attempts to connect place with love, migrations with fluidity between homelands, loss with walls, and to reveal perseverance as a confluence of land and spirit"--Provided by publisher.
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American poetry > 21st century.