La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge: Poetry y Otras Movidas 1985-2001

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As a leading interpreter of border life and culture, poet, storyteller, and essayist Gaspar de Alba explores the borders and limits of place, body, and language through a painful series of moves and losses.

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These vibrant poems and essays of self-creation-even to the basic task of choosing her own name-are a testament to the phoenix-like quality of art: the poet can create beauty out of destruction and desolation.

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ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA is the editor of Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture and Chicana/o Sexualities (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003), and the author of the acclaimed novel Sor Juana’s Second Dream (University of New Mexico Press, 1999), Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master’s House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition (University of Texas Press, 1998), The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories (Bilingual Review Press, 1993), and the collection of poems "Beggar on the Córdoba Bridge" that appeared in Three Times a Woman: Chicana Poetry (Bilingual Review Press, 1989). She is a tenured professor of Chicana/o Studies and English at the University of California-Los Angeles.

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