Latino Poetry

Although the term is the source of some controversy, Latino poetry has generally come to identify writing by different groups of Latino heritage within the United States, including Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban-Americans.

Latino poetry is best characterized by the works of Lorna Dee Cervantes,Cuban-American award winning Carlos Pintado, Giannina Braschi, Pedro Pietri, Martín Espada, and Alurista. It is written in English, Spanish, or any combination thereof (including Spanglish). It is poetry written by poets in South America, Central America and North America (Mexico). The poems are in Spanish.

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    Herein is the explanation of the analogies, which exist in all the arts. They are the re-appearance of one mind, working in many materials to many temporary ends. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakspeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Painting was called “silent poetry,” and poetry “speaking painting.” The laws of each art are convertible into the laws of every other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)