Imaniman edited by ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera

In homage to Gloria Anzaldúa and her iconic work Borderlands/La Frontera, award-winning poets ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera have assembled the work of 54 writers who reflect on the complex terrain—the deeply felt psychic, social, and geopolitical borderlands—that Anzaldúa inhabited, theorized, explored, and invented.

Named for the Nahuatl word meaning “their soul,” Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands presents work that is sparked from the soul: the individual soul, the communal soul. These poets interrogate, complicate, and personalize the borderlands in transgressive and transformative ways, opening new paths and revisioning old ones for the next generation of spiritual, political, and cultural border crossers.

“Within shifting borders–it is good to enter into these voice worlds–to stand, bow & listen in their presence. Peoples, familias, cities, towns, rancherías and the wilderness of all border-crossers & messengers of border spaces open in these pages.” — From the Introduction by Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate

 

Contributors include:

Juan Felipe Herrera
Rodney Gomez
Daniel E. Solís y Martínez
Carmen Calatayud
ire’ne lara silva
Tara Betts
José Antonio Rodríguez
David Hatfield Sparks
Barbara Jane Reyes
Miguel M. Morales
Cecca Austin Ochoa
Cordelia Barrera
Oswaldo Vargas
Emmy Pérez
Dan Vera
Michael Wasson
Melanie Márquez Adams
Tomas Moniz
Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez
D.M. Chávez
Inés Hernández-Avila
Nidia Melissa Bautista
Nadine Saliba
Monica Palacios
Jennine DOC Wright
César L. De León
Nia Witherspoon
Joe Jiménez
Roy G. Guzmán
Veronica Sandoval
Juan Morales
Victor Payan
Abigail Carl-Klassen
Sarah A. Chavez
Rachel McKibbens
jo reyes-boitel
Adela Najarro
Elsie Rivas Gómez
Lupe Mendez
T. Sarmina
Shauna Osborn
Marie Varghese
Allen Baros
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Ysabel Y. González
Minal Hajratwala
Karla Cordero
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Pablo Miguel Martínez
Barbara Brinson Curiel
Olga García Echeverría
Suzy de Jesus Huerta
David Bowles
John Fry
Kim Shuck
 
 
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