Senegal Taxi

Author:   Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
Edition:   2nd ed.
ISBN:  

9780816530151


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   30 March 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
Imprint:   University of Arizona Press
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9780816530151


ISBN 10:   0816530157
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   30 March 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Poem, story, mirage, and ritual--this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. --Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green The meter is on! Once again, Juan Felipe Herrera takes his readers on a double-yellow line crossing, edge of your seat journey that defies boundaries, borders or any travel map. --Michele Serros, author of Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard It's an incredibly politically conscious project that situates the African tragedy back at the center of activist art, reminding readers that there's still work to be done to contribute to the healing since, by participating in the apathy, we all contributed to the damage. Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly B oy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa It's rare that a book of this kind is so moving and immediate. Herrera has the unusual capacity to write convincing political poems that are as personally felt as poems can be. --Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR The meter is on! Once again, Juan Felipe Herrera takes his readers on a double-yellow line crossing, edge of your seat journey that defies boundaries, borders or any travel map. --Michele Serros, author of Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard It's an incredibly politically conscious project that situates the African tragedy back at the center of activist art, reminding readers that there's still work to be done to contribute to the healing since, by participating in the apathy, we all contributed to the damage. --Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa The lesson is clear: one must endure. There is hope even for those that seem to be too small to resist. --Lauro Flores, author of The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature Three children, two insects, two weapons and a TV--these voices take us to the deathworld of Darfur in this masterful new work by California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. With the Popol Vuh on his tongue, the author of Maya Drifter stretches out to a present day inferno of murder, dismemberment, underworld gods, where only the trickster lives to tell the tale. A beautiful and moving book. --Mary Louise Pratt, author of Critical Passions: Selected Essays While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. --Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual--this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. --Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green The meter is on! Once again, Juan Felipe Herrera takes his readers on a double-yellow line crossing, edge of your seat journey that defies boundaries, borders or any travel map. Michele Serros, author of Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard It's an incredibly politically conscious project that situates the African tragedy back at the center of activist art, reminding readers that there's still work to be done to contribute to the healing since, by participating in the apathy, we all contributed to the damage. Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly B oy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. --Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual--this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. --Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. --Ishmael Reed Poem, story, mirage, and ritual--this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. --Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green It's an incredibly politically conscious project that situates the African tragedy back at the center of activist art, reminding readers that there's still work to be done to contribute to the healing since, by participating in the apathy, we all contributed to the damage. - Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly B oy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa Poem, story, mirage, and ritual--this book is steeped in the heat and sand, oil and blood, families and warriors that inspired it. Senegal Taxi grabs your heart as Herrera artfully writes with honesty, grace, clarity, a pulse on justice, and an understanding of the paradoxes contained in the act of being human amidst the struggles, tragedy, dreams, and survival which bleed from modern Sudan. --Devorah Major, author of Black Bleeds into Green While reporters can give you the what, when, and where of a war, a poet with the enormous gifts of Juan Herrera can give you its soul. He does this by giving us the voices of both sides. The Janjaweed, who boast about their horrible deeds, and those who are their victims. Among them children with no father, no mother, no food, and no water. --Ishmael Reed


The lesson is clear: one must endure. There is hope even for those that seem to be too small to resist. - Lauro Flores, author of The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature Three children, two insects, two weapons and a TV -- these voices take us to the deathworld of Darfur in this masterful new work by California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. With the Popol Vuh on his tongue, the author of Maya Drifter stretches out to a present day inferno of murder, dismemberment, underworld gods, where only the trickster lives to tell the tale. A beautiful and moving book. --Mary Louise Pratt, author of Critical Passions: Selected Essays


The meter is on! Once again, Juan Felipe Herrera takes his readers on a double-yellow line crossing, edge of your seat journey that defies boundaries, borders or any travel map. --Michele Serros, author of Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard


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Juan Felipe Herrera is a noted writer, performer, poet, and playwright. He is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. Herrera was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University, and has an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has published twenty-eight volumes of poetry, prose, theater, children's books, and young adult novels, including 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007 (2007); Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (University of Arizona Press, 2008), which was a recipient of the PEN/ Beyond Margins Award and was a winner of the National Book Critics Circle award in poetry; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box (2005). He is the winner of over fifty awards, fellowships, and honorable mentions, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Poetry Fellowship in 2010, the PEN USA Award in Poetry, the Hungry Mind Award of Distinction, the Ezra Jack Keats Award, two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry awards, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the University of California at Berkeley Regent's Fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council; he is a New York Times Notable. He was appointed California poet laureate in March 2012 and is the first Chicano writer to serve in the post.

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