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I Used to Be a Superwoman: Superwoman Chicana

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Poetry. The Chicano Movement is not dead. It lives on, fierce and passionate, in the voice and person of Gloria Velasquez. Challenging our complacency, her resonant cries for justice "refuse to be silent/to be buried in obscurity." Velasquez has known poverty and discrimination intimately and, like a phoenix from the ashes, she has risen to recognition as an artist, an educator and a leader. But, the poet is as uncompromising with herself as she is with her reader. Refusing to rest on her laurels, her ardent ...

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Poetry. The Chicano Movement is not dead. It lives on, fierce and passionate, in the voice and person of Gloria Velasquez. Challenging our complacency, her resonant cries for justice "refuse to be silent/to be buried in obscurity." Velasquez has known poverty and discrimination intimately and, like a phoenix from the ashes, she has risen to recognition as an artist, an educator and a leader. But, the poet is as uncompromising with herself as she is with her reader. Refusing to rest on her laurels, her ardent verses are a pledge reiterating her allegiance to la causa and a call to arms demanding that others perpetuate the struggle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558851917
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Dedication 17
La pobreza 18
Poverty 19
Recuerdos 20
Memories 21
Bella juventud 22
Wonderful Youth 23
Gente del sol 26
Children of the Sun 27
Eres 28
Thou Art 29
Dalin 32
Dalin 33
?Quien soy? 38
Who Am I? 39
Chicana 42
Consejos 44
Advice 45
Superwoman 46
Superwoman 47
Un amante hindu 48
A Hindu Lover 49
Dejenme morir 50
Then All of You, Let Me Die 51
If I Can Only Leave My Mark 54
If I Can Only Leave My Mark 55
Mi soledad 56
My Solitude 57
Febrero 60
February 61
Dimanche 62
Dimanche 63
Mi amante 64
My Lover 65
Despedida de Johnstown 66
Farewell to Johnstown 67
Metamorfosis en Stanford 70
Metamorphosis at Stanford 71
Realismo 72
Realism 73
Autorretrato 1990 74
Self-Portrait 1990 75
Frida y yo 76
Frida and I 77
Mi amante #2 82
My Lover #2 83
Estos dias de enero 84
These Days in January 85
Black Birds 86
Black Birds 87
Arturo 88
Arturo 89
TASHUNKA WITCO 90
TASHUNKA WITCO 91
Zapatos negros 94
Black Shoes 95
De Good Morning, Vietnam a Good Morning, Mama 100
From Good Morning, Vietnam to "Good Morning, Mom." 101
Carta a un patroncito 104
Letter to a Patroncito 105
Despedida de Juan 106
Farewell to Juan 107
Dias ya pasados en Orange County 112
Days Gone by in Orange County 113
Autorretrato 1991 116
Self-Portrait 1991 117
Educate 118
America 122
About the Author 127
About the Cover Artist 129
About the Illustration Artists 131
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