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Cover artwork by Jorge Argueta from the cover of
En carne propia: Memoria poétca / Flesh Wounds: A Poetc Memoir
by Jorge Argueta.
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From Klail City to Korea with Love: wo Master Works
 
Rolando Hinojosa
National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement honoree Rolando Hinojosa continues his exploration of life along the Texas / Mexico border and the men who go to war.
Containing two volumes from Rolando Hinojosa’s acclaimed Klail City Death Trip Series—
Rites and Witnesses
and
 Korean Love Songs
From Klail City to Korea with Love
returns to familiar territory as Hinojosa continues his examination of life along the border, including the discrimination faced by Texas Mexicans and locals’ involve-ment in war.In brief, brilliant chapters composed of conversational fragments,
Rites and Witnesses
 captures the complex relationships and unsettling power struggles in both civilian and military life. Alternating chapters reveal the unfolding plans and schemes of the local elite—bankers, ranchers and real-estate moguls—while on the other side of the globe, Klail City native Corporal Rafe Buenrostro engages in skirmishes with the North Koreans, the Communist Chinese and the power brokers of the US Army.
Korean Love Songs
, Hinojosa’s only poetry book, captures the horror of war through Rafe Buenrostro’s recollec-tions. “I’m sick. They didn’t stop coming, / And we wouldn’t stop firing. / But we stopped them. / Brutally.” Pass-ing on his beer ration, he says: “Drink? I don’t even want to eat …” In verse that depicts the slaughter of enemy soliders, friendships made and lost and a military bureaucracy more interested in discipline than keeping its men safe, Hinojosa chillingly revives the terror and atrocity of human conflict.ROLANDO HINOJOSA, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award; the most prestigious prize in Latin American fiction, Casa de las Américas, for the best Spanish American novel in 1976; and the Premio Quinto Sol in 1974. His novels include
 Fair Gentle-men of Belken County / Claros varones de Belken, Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores, The Valley / Estampas del Valle, Ask a Policeman, The Useless Servants
and
Dear Rafe / Mi querido Rafa
, all published by Arte Público Press.
FICTION
¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets
 
Edited by Melissa Casllo-Garsow
 A first-ever anthology of poetry by Afro-Latinos
“We defy translation,” Sandra María Esteves writes. “Nameless/we are a whole culture/once removed.” She is half Dominican, half Puerto Rican, with indigenous and African blood, born in the Bronx. Like so many of the contributors, she is a blend of cultures, histories and languages. Containing the work of more than 40 poets—equally divided between men and women—who self-identify as Afro-Latino,
¡Manteca!
 is the first poetry anthology to highlight writings by Latinos of African descent. The themes covered are as diverse as the authors themselves. Many pieces rail against a system that institutional-izes poverty and racism. Others remember parents and grandparents who immigrated to the United States in search of a better life, only to learn that the American Dream is a nightmare for someone with dark skin and nappy hair. But in spite of the darkness, faith remains. Anthony Morales’ grandmother, like so many others, was “hardwired to hold on to hope.” There are love poems to family and lovers. And music—salsa, merengue, jazz—permeates this collection.Editor and scholar Melissa Castillo-Garsow writes in her introduction that “the experiences and poetic expres-sion of Afro-Latinidad were so diverse” that she could not begin to categorize it. Some write in English, others in Spanish. They are Puerto Rican, Dominican and almost every combination conceivable, including Afro-Mexican. Containing the work of well-known writers such as Miguel Piñero and E. Ethelbert Miller, less well-known ones are ready to be discovered in these pages. “A welcome addition to the cornucopia of books sharing the poetic voices of the Americas. ¡Manteca!, like its English translation, ‘butter,’ will melt delectably in the mind, creating flavors and nuances to ponder again and again.” —
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MELISSA CASTILLO-GARSOW, a Mexican-American writer, journalist and scholar, is the author of a novel,
Pure Bronx
(Augustus Publishing, 2013), a poetry collection,
Coatlicue Eats the Apple
(VerseSeven, 2016), and the co-editor of
La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades
(Ohio State University Press, 2016).She is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.
En carne propia: Poesía y prosa / Flesh Wounds: Poetry and Prose
Jorge ArguetaEnglish translaon by Elizabeth Bell
This extraordinary bilingual poetry collection evokes the horrors of war and the loneliness of exile, while confirming the resiliency of the human spirit.
In this moving, bilingual collection, renowned poet Jorge Argueta reminisces about growing up in El Salvador, the impact of war on his family and neighbors, life as an exile in the United States and ultimately his rebirth as a poet. He became involved in the revolution as a teen, not realizing what was to come, “a bloody massacre … An entire generation disappearing / As if it were a trifle / To lose the entire future of a country.” Mothers lose sons, their bodies beat beyond recognition. Friends’ bodies are thrown into common graves. Husbands lose wives and wives lose husbands. “Death saunters / Dressed in olive green / A rabid dog / Snapping at anyone in its path.” Argueta’s words recall the horrific violence and atrocities committed, frequently against the poor and powerless. The 48 poems in this collection—in Spanish and English—smolder with loss and longing. Argueta’s indigenous roots ultimately contribute to his salvation after he flees his homeland. His braids, he writes, “are rivers / Of my village / Running / Down my back.” In San Francisco, he becomes part of the city’s exile community, yearning for home but knowing his friends and relatives are dead or gone. Eventually, he becomes a successful children’s book author. In spite of the pain and sorrow expressed in many of these poems, Argueta’s work is a powerful testament to love, hope and the strength of the human spirit. “From his trying upbringing in rural El Salvador to his arrival on the literary scene in San Francisco in the 1980s, Argueta alternates between prose and poetry to create this genre-blending, bilingual memoir of his long journey north.”
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 JORGE ARGUETA is a prize-winning poet and author of more than twenty children’s picture books, including
 A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada
(Children’s Book Press, 2001) and
Somos como los nubes / We  Are Like the Clouds
 (Groundwood Books, 2016). He lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and riumph
Edited by Mickey Ibarra and María Pérez-Brown
 A collection of inspiring personal stories by Latino leaders
“People do not define you,” Soledad O’Brien’s Cuban mother repeatedly told her children. “You define yourself.” And so this mixed-race, first-generation Latina American would go on to succeed in her field, ultimately becom-ing an anchor for CNN. O’Brien’s remarks, like the others included in this volume, reflect on what it means to be Latino in the United States. The importance of education is a common refrain in the lives of the leaders represented here. Many reference one particular teacher or mentor who made a difference. Others remember the sacrifices made by parents so that their children could have more opportunities for a better life. In all, these writings are both a testament to perseverance and a guide to life, for readers of all backgrounds. Originally presented at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series in Washington, DC, and other major cities, the per-sonal stories included in this book are all by successful Latinos involved in a variety of occupations, from politics and sports to education and activism. Contributors include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; former general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya; and Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, the Chancellor of the University of Texas System. “This uniquely nonpartisan anthology brings together more than two dozen personal essays by political figures and business leaders from Latino communities. The resonant message adheres to the quintessentially American formula of hard work and persistence in the land of opportunity.”
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MICKEY IBARRA, a graduate of the University of Utah, is president of the Ibarra Strategy Group, a govern-ment relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. He is the founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders  Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together.MARÍA PÉREZ-BROWN is the author of
Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers
 (Harper Collins, 2002), which was published simultaneously in English and Spanish. A graduate of Yale University and New York University Law School, she lives with her family in New York City.

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