by Pat Mora
Publication Date: 1991
Bind: Trade Paperback
This third collection of poetry by Pat Mora provides a healing voice, additional depth and maturity, and an international perspective in considering the art of poetry itself, male and female relationship, separation from children, homeland and tradition.
Communion, a third collection of poetry by Pat Mora, builds upon her previous writings and her new experiences to provide a healing voice, additional depth and maturity, and an international perspective in considering the art of poetry itself, male/female relationships, separation from children, homeland and tradition. The concerns of our domestic culture in the United States are seen here from within the framework of the Third World in Asia and Latin America.
The poetic works of Pat Mora once more explore the themes of womanhood, political and sexual borders, the Southwest and interior landscapes, all in a rich, lyrical style.
“This collection is rich, spirited and promising, and it makes me want to read more of her work.”—Hurricane Alice, A Feminist Review
“Mora’s imagery contributes intensity to her spare and minimalist poems…”—Texas Books in Review
PAT MORA is a renowned writer of poetry, stories for children and nonfiction. Among her many works are the poetry collections Chants (1984), Borders (1986) and Communion (1994). Mora is also the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults, including The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panadería (2001), My Own True Name (2000), The Gift of the Poinsettia/El regalo de la flor de nochebuena (1995), Tomás and the Library Lady, Pablo’s Tree, A Birthday Basket for Tía, The Desert Is My Mother/El desierto es mi madre (1994), Delicious Hullabaloo/Pachanga deliciosa (1998) and Confetti. In 1999, she was the Garrey Carruthers Chair Visiting Distinguished Professor in Honors at the University of New Mexico. An El Paso native and the mother of three grown children, she divides her time between the Southwest and the Cincinnati area where her husband teaches anthropology.