“Has the Puerto Rican necessity outgrown itself?
When North Americans still bomb Vieques
And Nuevayorquinos dine on Entiman’s
Not wanting to be political
Closing their eyes to slow death torture
Of Espíritu Borinquen?”
–Sandra María Esteves, Nuyoricos from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Continue reading “On the politics of Sandra María Esteves’ Tropical Rain: A Bilingual Downpour, or politics in poetry”
For my directed study I am focusing on bilingual poetry, so I’ve been reading books in English and Spanish. Juan B. Nina’s Poemas de Ocasiones is completely in Spanish from front cover to back cover, but what I found the most interesting was how Nina morphed time in his poems.
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