From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger
by Lorna Dee Cervantes
Publication Date: May 30, 1991
Cervantes stretches the resources of language, imagery and the dialectics of love, hunger and aesthetics.
Winner, 1992 Paterson Poetry Prize
Winner, 1993 Latino Literature Prize
“Cervantes is a poet with a clear, strong voice… Her work is refreshing and deceptively simple, reflecting love of language music. She manages all this without sacrificing the humor, power and complexity of themes she explores as a female, Latin-American, lover, intellectual and writer.”—Jessica Hagedorn
LORNA DEE CERVANTES is the author of From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (Arte Público Press, 1991) and Emplumada (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981), which won an American Book Award. She is also co-editor of Red Dirt, a cross-cultural poetry journal, and her work has been included in many anthologies including Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (eds. Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan, 1994), No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Women Poets (ed. Florence Howe, 1993), and After Aztlán: Latino Poets of the Nineties (ed. Ray González, 1992). In 1995 she received a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.