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Latino Poetry: The Library of America Anthology

Including more than 180 poets and spanning from the 17th century to today, this landmark new anthology offers a wondrous journey through the passions, the ideas, and the diversity of a people redefining what it means to be American. (Héctor Tobar, Pulitzer Prize winner)

For nearly five centuries, the rich tapestry of Latino poetry has been woven from a wealth of languages and cultures—a “tremendous continental MIXTURAO,” in the words of the poet Tato Laviera.

Now, in an unprecedented anthology edited by the poet and critic Rigoberto González, Library of America brings together more than 180 poets whose poems bear witness to the beauty and power of this vital and expanding tradition: its profound engagement with pasts both mythical and historical, its reckoning with the complexities of language, land, and identity, and its vision of a nation enriched by the stories of immigrants, exiles, refugees, and their descendants.

There are a brilliant array of contemporary voices here as well, spinning out the tapestry of Latino poetry in daring new directions. Taking the measure of this current renaissance, the anthology culminates with the most comprehensive survey of twenty-first century Latino poetry yet published.

Featured poets include:

•José Martí
•Julia de Burgos
•Sandra Cisneros
•Pedro Pietri
•Juan Felipe Herrera
•Jaime Manrique
•Javier Zamora
•Aracelis Girmay
•Natalie Diaz
•U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

This groundbreaking collection captures as never before the richness, diversity, and power of the Latino poetic imagination.

Hardcover| $40.00
Sept. 3, 2024 | 650 Pages | ISBN 9781598537833

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Rigoberto González, editor

Rigoberto González is distinguished
professor of English at Rutgers University
in Newark, where he is director of the
MFA program in Creative Writing.
Please direct media inquiries and review copy requests to:
Leslie Schwartz at lschwartz@loa.org