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Author: HERRERA, JUAN FELIPE
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Herrera, Juan Felipe    Poet's Biography
44 poems available by this author


A CAPELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Ms. Steiger said, write about who you are.
Last Line: I am singing out
Subject(s): Chicanos; Identity; Self; Mexican Americans


A CERTAIN MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The man over there
Last Line: . . . Like his prayer
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


A FIESTA IN THE MOUNTAINS WAS A RARE TREAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mexico


ANGEL WRESTLER (WITH BLOND WIG)    Poem Text    
First Line: They come and offer maize
Last Line: Rain, thee serenity of lack mountains
Subject(s): Mountains


BLOOD ON THE WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Blood on the night soil man en route to the country prison
Last Line: Bronze dead gold & diamond deep. Blood be fast
Subject(s): Blood; Social Commentary; City & Town Life


CANADA IN ENGLISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Mrs. Tinko says canada
Last Line: Skulls – are for us
Subject(s): Language; Chicanos; Words; Vocabulary; Mexican Americans


CRESCENT MOON ON A CAT?ÇÖS COLLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I come from a family of madmen and extravagant women.
Last Line: Of the opal triumph of my voice
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


EL ANGEL DE LA GUARDA    Poem Text    
First Line: I should have visited more often
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game)


EL ANGEL DE LA GUARDA    Poem Text    
First Line: I should have visited more often
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


EL BRUJO    Poem Text    
First Line: Every morning, I ring the corn, sing
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


EL COMETA    Poem Text    
First Line: It is said, when the star of rumi burns azul
Last Line: All our eyes will explode all the eyes – in praise
Subject(s): Mexico; Liberty; Mexican Americans


EL FRUTO    Poem Text    
First Line: The apple wasn't our true origin
Last Line: It was king-executive, demi-god of the new business
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Creation


EL FUEGO    Poem Text    
First Line: I've prayed to her so many times
Last Line: Form blows out of her belly,. My true night
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


EL MAIZ    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the speaker
Last Line: And voice your bones in my infinity light
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


EL VUELO    Poem Text    
First Line: Close your eyes, now -- we go
Last Line: To a silvery hand ahead, / the feminine dome
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


EVERYDAY WE GET MORE ILLEGAL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


FOLLOW ROZEWICZ    Poem Text    
First Line: . . . At twenty-four / led to slaughter,
Last Line: Stained letters curkled into roses
Subject(s): Rozewicz, Tadeuz (B. 1921}; Poetry & Poets


FUSELAGE INSTALLATION    Poem Text    
First Line: My loved ones drift into nothingness
Subject(s): Scotland


GRAFIK    Poem Text    
First Line: I cut / / / / / I multiply everyday images. I apply an aluminum point
Last Line: C/////////////r/////////////I////////////m//////////////e//////////////s
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Grief; Language


I AM MERELY POSING FOR A PHOTOGRAPH    Poem Text    
Last Line: The propellers churn
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


IN THE CANNERY THE PORPOISE SOUL    Poem Text    
Last Line: Before the porpoise sea was born
Subject(s): Canneries; Social Commentary; Canners


IN THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AROUND LAKE WOLFER    Poem Text    
First Line: In the mountain valleys around lake wolfer
Last Line: And flapped their peppery feathers and ran after me
Subject(s): Fathers


IOWA BLUES BAR SPIRITUAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Little tokyo bar -- / ladies night, smoky gauze balcony, whispering tommy becker
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


JADE MOTHER GODDESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Frida came back and kicked away the features
Last Line: The small inventory is simple – this sweaty speakerly master
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


JUNE JOURNALS 6/25/88    Poem Text    
First Line: The check I bounced was for $208. My buddy, alfonso s., did the design
Last Line: By his bank. I wish my bank would do that once in a while
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Chicano


LA LOTERIA    Poem Text    
First Line: In my sleep, in this hurricane fiasco
Last Line: Without remorse or regret, with relish
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


LA MUERTE    Poem Text    
First Line: My word against theirs, my sickle humor
Subject(s): Chicanos; Loteria (Game); Mexican Americans


LA PALMA    Poem Text    
First Line: In my last love letter -- you know
Last Line: Disappearing before me, yes, it was me without you
Subject(s): Love – Unrequited


LA SERPIENTE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one's got me right. That's all I can tell you
Last Line: They forget how I laugh. I laugheith perfection


LA VICTIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't believe anything I've said. Everything
Last Line: How I lean to one side disappear into the haze
Subject(s): Truth


LET ME TELL YOU WHAT A POEM BRINGS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Before you go further
Last Line: The mist becomes central to your existence
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


LET US GATHER IN A FLOURISHING WAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: En las manos de nuestro amor
Subject(s): Nature


LET US GATHER IN A FLOURISHING WAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: En las manos de nuestro amor
Subject(s): Farm Life; Social Commentary; Relationships


LUZ    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Brick beds toilet lines the mexican road on fire 1917
Last Line: A child speaks with a man a man among the trees
Subject(s): Chicanos; Mexican Americans


ONE IS FOR MAAX, ONE IS FOR JABALI    Poem Text    
First Line: This unknown fountain, fifteen mayas
Last Line: Waveless, half of the world in light
Subject(s): Mexico


PUNK HALF PANTHER    Poem Text    
Last Line: Sliding’, always: for black journeys, always in holiness
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Social Commentary; Relationships


SHE WANTS THE RING LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: She wants the ring like he wants the suit of scars / but
Last Line: One thousand lucios with honeycomb eyebrows topaz bulletstraps?
Subject(s): Marriage


THE GAME OF COLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the master-palace
Last Line: Linked to the ideas of 'shining'
Subject(s): Blacks; Household Employees


THE MIRROR IN THE CANOPY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is something else to remember
Last Line: Maybe with the radio on, he considers all this again


TOMORROW I LEAVE TO EL PASO, TEXAS    Poem Text    
First Line: See my brother-in-law with a styled shirt
Last Line: It is the same one but I am hopeful
Subject(s): Homecoming; Dogs


TROPICAL PARROTS    Poem Text    
First Line: For us / there are no macro-worlds. No footing where we can
Last Line: An eagle to descend long ago
Subject(s): Parrots


WAR VOYEURS    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't understand why men make war
Last Line: And gaze at the calibrated murder as lovers of beauty?
Subject(s): War; Social Commentary


WATER WATER WATER WIND WATER    Poem Text    
Last Line: You are alive still
Subject(s): Katrina, Hurricane


YOU & I BELONG IN THIS KITCHEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Longtime hermano bob tells me
Last Line: The view with no one in front or in back
Subject(s): Friendship