Speaking at a Time; Hablando a la Vez
Autor: Amelia Díaz Ettinger
Número de Páginas: 96
"Amelia Díaz Ettinger's book of poems, Speaking at a Time, is a gathering of poems about her father, her daughter, the town of Caguas, and the race track, among other things. These recollections pulse with energy, and they echo the poetry of Lorca and Neruda. This is a strong, first book."--PETER SEARS, Oregon Poet Laureate"In Speaking At A Time, Amelia Díaz Ettinger first celebrates growing up in 1960s Puerto Rico. She names what she loves-the island's tropical riches, the lives of those who loved her, the daily facts of working people. In forthright bi-lingual vernacular, the poems catalog her urban childhood and adolescence in Caguas--a physician's daughter thriving in a multi-cultural milieu. Evenings, she listened to her father and uncles reciting Hispanic poetry. On television, she heard Pales Matos and Nicolas Guillen. At school she learned to write her own poems. When she immigrated to the United States in 1974, and began her quest for an education, love, career, marriage, family, everything changed. In the 1990s, while raising her children far from any community of Puerto Rican writers or poets such as those Nuyoricans who publish their experiences in the United States, ...