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Boricua Passport

by J. L. Torres 2Leaf Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9781940939193
Format:
Pbk 116 pages
Price:
AU$36.99 NZ$38.25
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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BORICUA PASSPORT evokes the complex in-betweeness that represents the contemporary Puerto Rican condition as filtered through the prism of poet J.L. Torres' life experience. For many Puerto Ricans the sense of being unhomed'having a homeland but not really feeling at home anywhere'is a real lived experience determined by a persisting and unsettled colonial condition. In BORICUA PASSPORT, Torres, screams, shouts, rejoices, celebrates, tickles and challenges with a poetry sprinkled with Spanish/Spanglish that is immediate and urgent. His is a testimony to the indefatigable Puerto Rican spirit which, although burdened by this colonial condition, still strives to cobble a hybrid world full of love, passion and hope. BORICUA PASSPORT will transport any reader into this limbo world with all its fascinating incongruities and descriptive vistas. It's your passport into a world simultaneously real and imaginary, one most people don't even know exists. A must read!
J. L. TORRES is Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he teaches both American literature, Latina/o Literatures, and Creative Writing. He has published poetry in numerous journals, and he is the author of THE FAMILY TERRORIST AND OTHER STORIES (2008), and the novel, THE ACCIDENTAL NATIVE (2013). Torres also serves as Editor of the Saranac Review; and along with Carmen Haydee Rivera, is co-editor of Writing Off the Hyphen: New Perspectives on the Literature of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. www.JLTorres.net/wp