Poetry: Lorna Dee Cervantes The Beat Legacy and lorna dee cervantes http//www.naropa.edu/beatlegacy.html. BIOGRAPHYlorna dee cervantes (b. 1954) was born in San Francisco. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks/poetry/cervantes.htm
Extractions: MM_preloadImages('../images/m_research_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_related_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_literary_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_critical_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_essays_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_poetry_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_drama_o.gif'); MM_preloadImages('../images/m_fiction_o.gif'); http://members.aol.com/tonytweb/lornalinks.html This is a "can't miss" site for information on Cervantes. This site houses several interviews with the author, texts of poems, and essays, some of which are unpublished. There is also a notable links section that connects to related sites and interviews. Cervantes has a section for her own preferred Web sites, which will be of interest to anyone studying Chicano culture. The American Academy of Poets Exhibit: Lorna Dee Cervantes
Poetry Center - Cervantes, Lorna Dee - 04/24/85 Reader cervantes, lorna dee. Accession Number 635. Date 04/24/85. Length 34minutes. Tape Quality good. Collection Poetry Center. Ethnicity Latino/Latina. http://www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/newcatalog/226.htm
Lorna Cervantes Poems Return to Catalog. lorna dee cervantes. associate professor, Departmentof English. Frank Sonata By Candlelight She listens to Frank http://www.colorado.edu/sacs/catalog00-01/data/poetry/cervantes.html
Extractions: Return to Catalog Frank Sonata By Candlelight She listens to Frank Sonata by Candlelight, wipes her fingertips after a dip of lemon and rose, cracks her crab with a silver plier. She never bounces a check, always remembers to buckle her seat belt, never skips breakfast or forgets the way you like your toast and coffee: light and creamy. Have you forgotten Satie moving about the house like an elephant trunk, a melancholy plunking like autumn leaves or wood smoke in the morning? How they found him, alone, wasted, dis- heveled in the head and reeking. No one paid the light bill that year. I listen in the dark. from Sniper logic Love of My Flesh, Living Death Once I wasn't always so plain. I was strewn feathers on a cross of dune, an expanse of ocean at my feet, garlands of gulls. Sirens and gulls. They couldn't tame you. You know as well as they: to be a dove is to bear the falcon at your breast, your nights, your seas. My fear is simple, heart-faced above a flare of etchings, a lineage in letters, my sudden stare. It's you. It's you!
Extractions: Born in San Francisco's Mission district of Native American and Mexican ancestry, Lorna Dee Cervantes discovered Shakespeare and the English Romantic poets in the houses her mother cleaned. As an adult, she has worked to put into language the once-wordless histories of Mexican Americans and especially Chican-Indias. She teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Extractions: Lorna Dee says: Ever since I was 19 and he touched my wild hair without permission, I've wanted to cap on his word hoard/horde(?). After my promotion to Director of Creative Writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder in January, I haven't had time to write, until that morning, May 14th, and the deadline was midnight. How could I resist? Lorna Dee Cervantes is a known resister. She has been arrested 10 times for Civil Disobedience as Civil Defense. She is also an internationally acclaimed Chicana poet, author of two books of poetry
Poems After The Attack: 'Palestine' A poem written after the September 11, 2001 attack on America by lorna dee cervantes. bylorna dee cervantes. 9.12.2001 Looking for some comfort in a poem. http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/aa091201c.htm
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Extractions: The loss of something that Lorna Dee Cervantes took for granted is described in Freeway 280. The poem is a reflection of familiar events and settings in her past that were destroyed. With the coming of the freeway Lorna returns to this place on a quest to find her self, she believes that by connecting to her past, she will be able to find the part of her that is missing. The author of this poem realizes that the only thing left of her past is memories. As she reminices about the homes with roses and man-high red geraniums. She is suddenly hit with the reality of what is left in its place. All that is left is a freeway. Even though that freeway is concealing those physical settings, she knows that the memories are still there, and there is nothing that can conceal these memories. These events were real, we know this by the language that Lorna Dee Cervantes uses. The mention of viejitas gathering espiraca, verdologes, yerbabuena implies that there is a culture behind these people. There was life that had meaning, a life that no longer exists. Finding part of her life en los campos extranos de esta civadad shows how she can only find part of her self by being in touch with her heritage. This would not have been possible to prove without the use of a different language. The poem tries to prove that our past cannot be concealed. As it is said by Cervantes, But under the fake wind sand of the open lanes, in the abandoned lots below wild mustered remembers It is up to us to cherish whatever memories we have. We cant take a physical place for granted, because our world is constantly affected by modern changes too.
Extractions: In the poem Freeway 280 by Lorna Dee Cervantes, it tells us about this young womans life that she left behind in order to become successful in the city. She returns to the place that she once called home. When the woman returns to her village she begins to remember how it used to be with the old little viejitas going into the fields to go and pick their greens. She wants a part of her to stay there in her village because she needs this part of her to keep on going. As she states, "The freeway conceals it all beneath a raised scar. The freeway is talked about as a raised scar because they built it right through her village; her little casitas are underneath the new built freeway. The freeway represents the future that is ahead of her and the success that it will lead to. However, the woman returns home because she feels there is a piece of her missing; maybe its her Hispanic culture. The bilingualism that is used in this poem gives it a sense of reality like youre there with her seeing the old lady pick her crops from the fields or when she talks about the garden that once stood there in her village. The narrator states, Old gardens come back stronger than they were. This tells me that she must have been gone for a very long time and that she always thought about her home. She remembers how the garden was before she left. When Ms. Cervantes came to our class she helped us understand the poem much better and it brought the poem to life so to speak.
Cervantes, Emplumada Emplumada lorna dee cervantes A writer of unusual emotional strength, cervantesuses the material of her own life to write poems that speak to everyone. . . . http://www.pitt.edu/~press/1981/cervantes.html
Extractions: "A writer of unusual emotional strength, Cervantes uses the material of her own life to write poems that speak to everyone. . . . For an understanding of personal courage, it's a great book. Cervantes' command of her art is exciting, and her ability to draw the reader in is sure. What I wanted to do after finishing Emplumanda was to read more work by this author."- The New Woman's Times Feminist Review "A remarkably easy book to read."- The American Book Review "No book before Lorna Dee Cervantes's Emplumada has so completely and sharply drawn the East Bay and San Jose, California experience with full justice. No book has so successfully made the Californian urban and rural worlds of unfinished freeways and 'spinached specked shoes' of cannery workers come alive. No book has so carefully elucidated what living as a Chicana in the West means, and how 'an intelligent, well-read person could believe in the war between races.' Emplumada offers a number of troubled and delicated portrait of a woman's world and how that antipatriarchal world has come to have meaning."-
Voces Americanas / American Voices lorna dee cervantes A fifthgeneration Californianof Mexican and Chumasch Indian heritage. http://www.humanities-interactive.org/vocesamericanas/ex097_15a.html
Www.loc.gov/today/pr/1997/97-014 PR9714 Poets Alfred Arteaga and lorna dee cervantes to Read at Library January29, 1997 Contact Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189 POETS ALFRED ARTEAGA AND lorna http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/1997/97-014
Extractions: dalh)***PR97-14 Poets Alfred Arteaga and Lorna Dee Cervantes to Read at Library January 29, 1997 Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189 POETS ALFRED ARTEAGA AND LORNA DEE CERVANTES TO READ AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS On Thursday evening, February 20, poets Alfred Arteaga and Lorna Dee Cervantes will read from their work in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building. The reading, which is presented under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, will begin at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are not required. Alfred Arteaga was born in Los Angeles in 1950. He received his B.A. degree and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. degree in creative writing from Columbia University. His poetry collection, Cantos, was published in 1991; a prose poem, Love in the Time of Aftershocks, will appear soon. Also to be published in the spring are a collection of theoretical essays entitled Chicano Poetics: Heterotexts and Hybridities and a collection of personal essays, House with the Blue Bed. Mr. Arteaga is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship (1995) and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship. Lorna Dee Cervantes is the author of Emplumada (1981), which won the 1982 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; and From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (1991), which was chosen by Hayden Carruth as the recipient of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and which won the 1993 Latino Literature Prize and a National Book Award nomination. Other awards and honors include National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and the Pushcart Prize. A doctoral student in History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Ms. Cervantes teaches creative writing workshops at the graduate and undergraduate levels, poetry, poetics, Chicano and Indigenous literature, multicultural writing, contemporary women's literature, cross-cultural American literature, and the literature of exile. Ms. Cervantes has been a leader in the Chicano literary movement, establishing and editing literary journals such as Mango and Red Dirt. The poetry and literature reading series at the Library of Congress is the oldest in the Washington area, and one of the oldest in the United States. This annual series of public poetry and fiction readings, lectures, symposia, and occasional dramatic performances began in the 1940s and has been almost exclusively supported since 1951 by a gift from the late Gertrude Clarke Whittall, who wanted to bring the enjoyment and appreciation of good literature to a larger audience. The Poetry and Literature Center, which administers the series, is also the home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, a position that has existed since 1936, when the late philanthropist Archer M. Huntington endowed the Chair of Poetry at the Library of Congress. Since then, many of the nation's most eminent poets have served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and, after the passage of Public Law 99-194 in 1985, as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. The Poet Laureate suggests authors to read in the literary series, plans other special literary events during the reading season, and usually introduces the programs. # # # PR 97-14 01/29/97 ISSN 0731-3527 ***updated 2/12/97
Southwest Women's Literature (poetry) cervantes, lorna dee. AUTHOR Jessica Hagedorn writes lorna dee cervantesis a poet with a clear, strong voice who deserves a wider audience. . http://asweb.unco.edu/latina/BOOKS/books6.htm
Extractions: University of Northern Colorado Here are some titles of poetry collections to consider when studying Southwest Women's Literature: Castillo, Ana MY FATHER WAS A TOLTEC AND SELECTED POEMS Cervantes, Lorna Dee FROM THE CABLES OF GENOCIDE: POEMS ON LOVE AND HUNGER ((C)1991, Arte Publico Press, 78 pages, $7 paperback, ISBN: 1-55885-033-3) AUTHOR: Jessica Hagedorn writes: "Lorna Dee Cervantes is a poet with a clear, strong voice who deserves a wider audience." NOTES: If Emplumada, Lorna Dee Cervantes' first celebrated collection of poetry, is the work of a poet on her way to becoming a major voice in American literature, "From The Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger" will confirm her as one of the most talented and compelling poets writing today. Cervantes stretches the resources of language, imagery and the dialectics of love, hunger and aesthetics to express a penetrating feminist and human vision of her universe. Cisneros, Sandra
English 169 - Weeks 12-13 lorna dee cervantes. Poems, interviews and writings of lorna dee cervantes Non-scholastic site on lorna dee cervantes works and life. http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/awilliams/Ethniclit/week13.html
Extractions: Further resources on Maxine Hong Kingston: Tripmaster Monkey (academic paper) e_Racing the Monkey: A Hypertextual Wreading of Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book Produced by UCLA graduate students for a 1997 course on "Teaching/Theorizing with Electronic Environments," this site is an imaginative first step in utilizing the web to explore both contemporary critical theory and Kingston's novel in a mutually illuminating way.
San José State University - SJSU This Week 4, 730 pm MAJOR AUTHORS SERIES A Reading with lorna dee cervantes, American BookAward winner and author of Emplumada, From the Cables of Genocide Poems on http://www.sjsu.edu/news_and_info/thisweek/archives/nov99/thisweek110199.html
Extractions: Subscribe Return to Archives Current SJSU This Week SJSU Home Check this column for a brief summary of current press releases plus other timely information about the university. SJSU This Week will be updated on Monday mornings. For the full text of news releases, see Campus News and Information LEADERSHIP CITEDSJSU President Robert Caret was honored for outstanding community leadership by the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. Caret was recognized for his work in building a metropolitan university "that has unquestionably become an active partner and a crucial resource in the Silicon Valley." A second leadership award was presented to Superior Court Judge Joyce Allegro. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Lady Margaret Thatcher was the keynote speaker at the event. Wahlquist_Move@listproc.sjsu.edu and include your extended zip code. SV RACE RESULTSA total of 385 runners and walkers participated in the 5k race, the kick-off event of the Silicon Valley Marathon, held on campus last Saturday morning. Starting from the new Boccardo Gate, the course led participants down the Paseo de San Carlos, through the city to the Williams Street Park and back again to campus. Ray Appeneheimer of Belmont was the winner with a time of 14'10". This is the first time SJSU has hosted an SV Marathon event. President Bob Caret, his wife Liz Zoltan, and David Yarnold, executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, were among the racers. For complete race results: