Three poetic statements unite and intertwine in this slim volume to create a rare insight into the lives of people who bear witness to the exclusionary nature of society's most basic assumptions about the nature of gender and desire: men in women's bodies, outcasts, who make their living as prostitutes. With the caring eye of an intimate observer, Benjamin Alire Saenz allows the reader to witness the hopes, fears and dangers of their transformations, sketching their daily lives in a series of short fragmentary prose-poems, showing the familiarity of the seemingly alien. Jimmy Santiago Baca's first person poem pushes the transformation further still, allowing as well as forcing the reader to recognize the frailty and pain caused by a culture's ideas of what constitutes the normal. James Drake's photographs unite the poems, complementing them with a visual thread of equally poetic intensity: changing faces, reflections in mirrors, blood and fears, as well as hopes and guardian angels.
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Book Description University of Washington Press,, Seattle:, 2001. VG/no dust jacket New paperback,slight shelf wear to edges. Bookseller Inventory # 27547
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Book Description Pamela Auchincloss / University of Washington Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Que linda la brisa (ISBN 0-295-98016-8) is a sympathetic look at transvestite prostitutes in a Mexican border town with color photographs by James Drake, an impressionistic prose piece by Benjamin Alire Saenz and a long poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca. 48 pages, paper with stiff cover. 8" x 5 1/2". Slight shelf wear otherwise very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # D0213
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