Laughing Out Loud, I Fly : A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo

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From one of the most prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music-to make the body shake and move to the rhythm of rhyme, to the pulse of words. Juan Felipe Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world-between two cultures, two homes. With a crazy maraca beat, Herrera creates poetry as rich and vibrant as mole de ole and pineapple tamales...an aroma of papaya...a clear soup with strong garlic, so you will grow not disappear Herrera's words are hot& peppery, good for you. They show us what it means to laugh out loud until it feel like flying.

Juan Felipe Herrera's vibrant poems dance across these pages in a dazzling explosion of two languages English and Spanish. Skillfully crafted, beautiful, joyful, fun, the poems are paired with whimsical black and white drawings by Karen Barbour. The resulting collage fills the soul and the senseshot and peppery, good for you and celebrates a life lived between two cultures.Laughing out loud, I fly, toward the good things,to catch Mama Lucha on the sidewalk, afterschool, waiting for the green-striped bus,on the side of the neighborhood store, next to almonds,Jose's tiny wooden mule, the wiseboy from San Diego,teeth split apart, like mine in the coppery afternoon . . .

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Juan Felipe Herrera holds the Tomás Rivera endowed chair in creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of numerous poetry volumes, including Half of the World in Light; 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007; Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream; and numerous children's books, including The Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical in New York City; Laughing Out Loud, I Fly, winner of a Pura Belpré Honor; and Cinnamon Girl, winner of the Américas Award. He was also awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives and tours with the poet Margarita Luna Robles.



Karen Barbour has illustrated many books for children, including You Were Loved Before You Were Born; Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!; I Have an Olive Tree; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She wrote and illustrated Little Nino's Pizzeria, a Reading Rainbow selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rome. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

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A carcajadas, yo vuelo

A carcajadas, yo vuelo, por bien
por ver mama Lucha en la banqueta, despues
de la escuela esperando el bus de verdes listones,
al lado de la tienda de abarrotes, cerca de las almendras
la mulilla de jose, el chispa de San Diego,
con dientes separados, como los mios en la tarde de cobre
son como las 3, la mosca me mancha la oreja, pero brinco
soy una caricatura de chango o un tamal chiloso, loco
con parches remendados, sabores infinitos a canela y
paletas de platano, son las 3 de latarde, no, a las 5
dijo mi madre que me Ilama
y sale del camion, un arco iris.

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly

Laughing out loud, I fly, toward the good things,
to catch Mama Lucha on the sidewalk after
school, waiting for the green striped bus,
on the side of the neighbor hood store next to almonds,
Jose's tiny wooden mule, the wiseboy from San Diego,
teeth split apart, like mine in the coppery afternoon
it's about 3, the fly smears my ear but I jump
I am a monkey cartoon or a chile tamal, crazy
with paisley patches, infinite flavors cinnamon &
banana ice cream, it's 3 in the afternoon, no, at 5
my mother says she will call
& arrive, a rainbow.

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