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CHANTS (poems) by Pat Mora

CHANTS (poems) by Pat Mora

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Published by Arte Público Press
El Paso, the pass to the north, lies between vast stretches of desert. This is a geographic accident. Yet like everywhere, people live, marry, grow old, and die. They also rejoice and despair. These poems relate to all these other experiences-but in the magical presence, the telluric force, of the desert. Two women poets sing here, one in the guise of the desert, the other in the figure of Pat Mora. Together they intone CHANTS.


The desert’s beauty is perceived in subtle graduations of color and texture, in stark contrast between light and darkness. It speaks as a magical force, as a lonely woman and, for our patience, offers flowers. Like the desert, Pat Mora speaks with muted tones, weaves incarnations; she invests her poetic space with magical figures, yet her loneliness come as well fear, resentment and despair. But she learns the peaceful solitude of the desert. From their dialogue, words become blossoms, fragile in desert rhythms.

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El Paso, the pass to the north, lies between vast stretches of desert. This is a geographic accident. Yet like everywhere, people live, marry, grow old, and die. They also rejoice and despair. These poems relate to all these other experiences-but in the magical presence, the telluric force, of the desert. Two women poets sing here, one in the guise of the desert, the other in the figure of Pat Mora. Together they intone CHANTS.


The desert’s beauty is perceived in subtle graduations of color and texture, in stark contrast between light and darkness. It speaks as a magical force, as a lonely woman and, for our patience, offers flowers. Like the desert, Pat Mora speaks with muted tones, weaves incarnations; she invests her poetic space with magical figures, yet her loneliness come as well fear, resentment and despair. But she learns the peaceful solitude of the desert. From their dialogue, words become blossoms, fragile in desert rhythms.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/hdFMIN

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Published by: Arte Público Press on Mar 31, 2011
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