I crawl along the wet floor Of my mother's childhood, A serpent, or a long-buried secret, In my mother's bisque Chiffon gown with small stars Stitched in silver, a crown Of tinsel pinned into the dark Blonde knots and dreads of my hair. I follow a sequin thread of dead Things, stop when the moon clocks out,
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.