American Poetry

Blog,Post by: Paula B

Looking Back at StS’s Hispanic Heritage Month Series

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Color Guard and Mariachi at the John F. Kennedy Center this past September (Larry French/Getty Images)

The past few weeks So to Speak has devoted the blog to “Hispanic Heritage Month,” the official national recognition and celebration of the contributions made by generations of Latino/Hispanic Americans in the United States.

With a …

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Blog,Post by: Paula B

Shopping for Groceries and Identity in America

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This past April when I conceived of an international poetry showcase to celebrate George Mason’s diverse undergraduate student body, Chicano poet Javier O. Huerta’s “El Coyote” from 2007’s Some Clarifications y otros poemas was one of the first to go on my list. The prose poem gives voice to a child’s bewildered awareness …

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