Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. These multilingual poems, by a highly honored Chicano poet and children's author, celebrate our unity as human beings and announce the coming of the New Sun--which the Maya believe arrives in 2012--and Alarcon identifies as the era of the "Flower Sun" when the World's biggest concerns would be "the colors / and the scents / of flowers // sprouting / from nowhere / everywhere...."
|Publisher:||Swan Scythe Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Francisco X. Alarcón (born in Los Angeles, in 1954, and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico) is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, and a number of books of bilingual poetry for children. He has won many awards and fellowships, including the Danforth and Fulbright fellowships, and the 1993 Carlos Pellicer-Robert Frost Poetry Honor Award, the 1993 American Book Award, the 1993 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the 1984 Chicano Literary Prize. In April 2002 he received the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) in San Francisco. He teaches at the University of California, Davis.