She and I on a bench eating prawns: the first day of her fiftieth year and she points at two street performers about to juggle fire, and a distant summer morning surfaces, afloat on the light wind blowing off the bay—older sisters in the dark, hiding as big brother parades around the house his hands
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is officially National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to recognize and celebration the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Celebrate by reading poems by contemporary Hispanic writers below. For more poems, audio, videos, essays, and books related to Hispanic Heritage Month, visit our Hispanic Heritage Month page.