Woven Voices: 3 Generations of Puertorriqueña Poets Look at Their American Lives
by Anita Vélez-Mitchell, Gloria Vando, and Anika Paris
Edited by Linda Rodriguez
This is not your usual book of poetry. It was designed to be a...conversation of poetry among three very different but truly related poets, Anita Vélez-Mitchell, grandmother and mother, Gloria Vando, mother and daughter, and Anika Paris, daughter and granddaughter.The work of each woman has been divided among common subjects and placed in relation to work of the other two women, forming a poetic conversation or plática, the poetic equivalent of pulling up a chair and sitting with a cup of tea or coffee to listen to the three generations of women talking together about the important issues of their lives and often laughing together.
—Linda Rodriguez, from the introduction
Paperback, 175 pp.
Published May 10, 2012
2nd Place, International Latino Book Award, Poetry Anthology