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187 reasons Mexicanos can't cross the border : undocuments, 1971-2007

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A hybrid collection of texts written and performed on the road, from Mexico City to San Francisco, from Central America to central California, illustrated throughout with photos and artwork. Rants, manifestos, newspaper cutups, street theater, anti-lectures, love poems, and riffs tell the story of what it's like to live outlaw and brown in the United States. Herrera is a professor of creative writing at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Experimental poetry
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Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Felipe Herrera
ISBN: 9780872864627 0872864626
Language Note: Some poems in Spanish.
OCLC Number: 144774141
Description: 352, [3] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Aviso : forewarned / Stephen Kessler --
Floricanto salute --
Their powers shook them. --
187 reasons Mexicanos can't cross the border, 1992-2006: 187 reasons Mexicanos can't cross the border (remix) --
21 rational reasons Republicans can't jump --
Mexican differences Mexican similarities --
How to make world unity salsa --
Riverside train west. --
A day without a Mexican, May 1st, 2006: A day without a Mexican : video clip, May 1st, 2006, mass demonstrations, L.A. City Hall --
On vulture road --
Señorita Z, 1990-2006: Señorita X : song for the yellow-robed girl from Juárez --
Doublenation-doubleheaded warriors = [Double nation, double-headed warriors]. --
One by one, 2004-2006: One by one --
Uno por uno --
Kundalini spirit growl. --
Limpia, 1993-2007: Limpia for walking clear campos --
34 things I did after my mother died --
The soul is a bone --
On blood & power. --
Punk half panther, 1999: Punk half panther --
Blood on the wheel --
Abandoned blood --
Blood gang call --
NYC, 1999. --
104 things a Chican@ street poet worries about, 1999: Don't worry, baby --
American things. --
Are you doing the new Amerikan thing?, 1978-1982: Letanía para José Antonio Burciaga --
Are you doing the new Amerikan thing? --
In Hach Winik sugar. --
One year before the Zapatista rebellion, 1993: One year before the Zapatista rebellion : (fragments) --
Indocumentos-undocuments. --
How to be a warrior in the Aztlán Liberation Army, 1967-2006 : 4 actos: How to be a warrior in the Aztlán Liberation Army --
La Llorona power-woman confidential --
Ever split your pantalones while trying to look Chingón? --
Ricardo "Slick Ric" Salinas rappin' at the 24th Street Fair, S.F. --
On tour, 1992. --
Rodney King, the black Christ of Los Angeles & all our white sins, 1992: Rodney King, the black Christ of Los Angeles & all our white sins --
In gold-leaf trungpa seed. --
Autobiography of a Chicano teen poet, 1982-1988: Autobiography of a Chicano teen poet --
Story & King Blvd : teen-age totems --
Baby blue --
Painted rubber doll. --
Califas Norte, 1978-1986: Califas Norte : Juanalicia finishing her mural at the S.F. Mime Troupe's headquarters (Old Fantasy Records bldg.) --
Mexican wold mural / 5 x 25 --
Evening portrait of an El Paso, Texas hero, Roberto "Vay" Melendez --
En route from Honduras to San Francisco. --
Earth chorus, 1981-1983: Earth chorus --
Pyramid of supplications --
Playin' fiddle on the steps of La Galería de la Raza, S.F., 1983. --
How to enroll in a Chicano studies class, 1967-2006: How to enroll in a Chicano studies class --
Chican@ literature 100 --
Mission Street movements. --
Photo-poem of the Chicano moratorium, 1980-83: Photo-poem of the Chicano moratorium, 1980/L.A. --
Mission Street manifesto --
Last incantation for the coming of the sixth sun, 1974. --
Papaya, 1974: Papaya --
Rollin' into Taos in an Aztec Mustang --
The third Aztlán. --
Hace muchos años huichol, 1969-1971: (hace muchos años huichol) --
(corazón sin división) --
Soulsacrifice(s). --
Listening to Santana, 1968-1972: Listening to Santana (remix) --
From the Skylight Room @ the El Cortez Hotel. --
In the sacred city of Floricanto, 1970-1974: (Amerindia one heart) --
(Vámonos a la Kiva casa libre) --
(Dawning Luz) --
(Arco Iris Mil) --
(Renacimiento revival) --
(Flow river Río in Earthen sky) --
(Warrior woven day break star eres) --
(Dador de la vida) --
Before Aztlán. --
Nietzsche, Zen & James Brown, 1963-1971: De timbales y cascabeles --
Logan Heights & the world. --
Sources and collections.
Other Titles: One hundred eighty-seven reasons Mexicanos can't cross the border
Responsibility: Juan Felipe Herrera.

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The collected performance poetry from a progenitor of Chicano spoken word, spanning thirty-seven years.  Read more...
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