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Cherríe Moraga

Like a poet I have come here to look for god — Cherríe Moraga, from “New Mexican Confession,” Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry, eds. Bryce Milligan, Mary Guerrero Milligan, and Angela de Hoyos (Riverhead Books, 1995)

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Richard Jackson

Who still believes in the transmigration of souls? … Just when we start to believe in moonlight we notices how many stars it erases. It is not easy. I am going to come back as the birthmark on the inside of your thigh, between your dreams of angels and solar dust, between your drunken skirt… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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Federico García Lorca

Angel and muse come from without; the angel gives radiance, the muse gives precepts … On the other hand, the duende has to be roused in the very cells of the blood. — Federico García Lorca, from “Theory and Function of the Duende,” trans. J. L. Gilli, 1933, Toward the Open Field: Poets on the… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Luis Omar Salinas

Sometimes in the evening when love tunes its harp and the crickets celebrate life, I am like a troubadour in search of friends, loved ones, anyone who will share with me a bit of conversation. My loneliness arrives ghostlike and pretentious, it seeks my soul, it is ravenous and hurting … I want to find… Continue reading Luis Omar Salinas

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Brenda Marie Osbey

these women know subtlety sleight of hand cane liquor island songs the poetry of soundlessness. a man could get lost in such a house as this could lose his way his grasp of the world between the front room and the crepe myrtle trees out back. — Brenda Marie Osbey, from “In These Houses of… Continue reading Brenda Marie Osbey

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Roger Pfingston

I swim in you, you in me until we drift down, slowly settling in anemone of pillowed hair, entangled leg and arm, beneath our tongues a dream of fruit, tide of sunlight inching over the dark planetary coast. — Roger Pfingston, from “Occasion,” Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure, ed. Wendy Maltz (New World… Continue reading Roger Pfingston

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