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Author: SUAREZ, VIRGIL
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Suarez, Virgil    Poet's Biography
26 poems available by this author


ADOLESCENCIA    Poem Text    
First Line: My father's work friends, all men
Last Line: Sweeping all ominous thoiughts away
Subject(s): Havana, Cuba; Childhood Memories


ARTHUR BRYANT'S, KANSAS CITY, MO- OR, CUBAN POET GORGES HIMSELF....       
First Line: Entropy is the daily topic here, how sauces ooze off plastic trays
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Restaurants; Food & Eating; Kansas City, Missoufri; Latinos


BLISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: My father had them on his hands
Last Line: His blessed offerings to hard work
Subject(s): Fathers; Labor & Laborers


CANCIONERO DEL BANYAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind freustratzes itself held
Subject(s): Banyan Trees; Florida; Cuban Americans


CARTERISTA / PICKPOCKET    Poem Text    
First Line: After he got caught & sentenced to the sugar
Last Line: Wallets too afraid to open, like his mouth, his life
Subject(s): Pickpockets


CARTERISTA / PICKPOCKET    Poem Text    
First Line: After he got caught & sentenced to the sugar


CLOTHESLINES    Poem Text    
First Line: The day my mother stood in the kitchen
Last Line: Kicked upo into my own eyes
Subject(s): Family Life; Childhood Memories; Cuba


JFK FOR A DAY: THE TOUR       
First Line: For $25 bucks, you can sit in the back
Subject(s): Death; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963); Memory; Dead, The


LA CONDUCTORA DEL DESEO/CONDUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman, la conductora, at number 51, corner
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Women; Latinos


MAZORRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the days of shock treatment
Subject(s): Havana, Cuba; Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


MR. WADE, TYPING TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: At henry t. Gage junior high school
Subject(s): Learning; Schools; Typewriters; Students


ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cousin irene worked in the cold of a warehouse
Subject(s): Hands; Labor & Laborers; New Jersey; Work; Workers


PAPERMAKING RECIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: When making the paper, never talk, good paper is made
Last Line: When they reach the clouds the paper is done
Subject(s): Paper


RIVER FABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is about a cuban boy who cuoldn't follow
Last Line: About a cuban boy who can never go home
Subject(s): Cuban Americans; Homesickness


SONG FOR THE CUCUYO    Poem Text    
First Line: Caught them at sundown in the tall grass
Variant Title(s): Song To The Cucuyo
Subject(s): Insects; Singing & Singers; Bugs


SONG FOR THE ROYAL PALMS OF MIAMI    Poem Text    
First Line: Everywhere they stand, slightly bent
Subject(s): Change; Memory; Trees; Wind


THE ARK OF BONES    Poem Text    
First Line: We can say the obvious here: we are a ship


THE CUBAN IN VIETNAM    Poem Text    
First Line: He sits in the dark of trees, hunched
Subject(s): Cuba; Vietnam; War


THE GREAT CHINESE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine tu fu and li po as they have come
Last Line: Sucked down in its liquid mouth.
Subject(s): Tu Fu (712-770); Li Po (701-762); Havana, Cuba


THE HATCHERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in havana as school children we took a field trip
Variant Title(s): At The Hatchery
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Schools; Childhood; Students


THE MONKEY STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: My father visited us in baton rouge one weekend
Last Line: Young enough to live through anything
Subject(s): Cuban Americans; Cuba; Monkeys


THE SOVIET CIRCUS VISITS HAVANA, 1969    Poem Text    
First Line: They pitched tents on the grounds of lenin's park
Last Line: Of those russian elephants, the lost rumbling of a man, his son
Subject(s): Circus; Cuba; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


VERTICAL OR HOW HALVED GOURDS GLAZED WITH RAIN WATER REFLECT ATOMIC...    Poem Text    
First Line: It's one of those blistering desert days
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Soldiers; War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WAREHOUSE WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: When I turned fourteen, my father said
Last Line: Work means will carry me through, us, them
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Labor & Laborers


WHEN THE GREAT CHINESE PAPERMAKERS CAME TO CUBA, GREAT POETS FOLLOWED    Poem Text    
First Line: Because of the great stillness, a silence so deep it made the pink carp
Last Line: Surfaces, this heavenly paperupon which to write a firest, lasting word
Subject(s): China; Cuba; Paper; Poetry & Poets


YES, CUBANS FOUGHT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE VIETNAM WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: From the post-revolution island (as military
Subject(s): Cuba; Soldiers