“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
I was born among the bodies. I was hurried
forward, and sealed a thin life for myself.
I have shortened my name, and walk with
a limp. I place pebbles in milk and offer
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.
|2017||Let Me Try Again||Javier Zamora|
|2014||Father’s Memory of a Mexican Mining Camp||Cindy Williams Gutiérrez|
|2008||Spanish As Experienced by a Native Speaker||John Olivares Espinoza|
|2015||breaking away to the u.s.||José B. González|
|2017||love at the beginning||Andrés Montoya|
|1984||Puerto Rican Discovery #3: Not Neither||Sandra María Esteves|
|2002||In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles||Francisco X. Alarcón|
|2002||Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes, III||Francisco X. Alarcón|
|2002||Natural Criminal||Francisco X. Alarcón|
|2002||My Father||Francisco X. Alarcón|