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Leticia Hernández-Linares

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Leticia Hernández-Linares

Leticia Hernández-Linares was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tia Chucha Press, 2015), and she coedited The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (Tia Chucha Press, 2017). Hernández-Linares has received an Academy of American Poets University & College Prize as well as funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission. A multidisciplinary artist, musician, and performer, she lives in San Francisco, California.

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Cumbia sabrosa cumbia, para ti yo bailo hasta el amanecer

Legs wrap around each other
es la culpa del verso,
on the floor, wood lodges
in the skin open at our heels.

Caderas to the right, to the left
hips swing swaying to el acordeón
hitting notes to the side.