Friday, December 31, 2010

2000 - 2010: first decade of the 21st winds to a close...

Looking over the recently posted 2010 list of poetry collections by Latino and Latina poets is heartening---its variety and abundance clear. And it occurs to me that the first decade of the 21st century winds to a close today.

What would a Latino poetry bibliography of the first decade look like?

Or perhaps an alternative question to ponder, where Latino poetics is concerned, is not what work was produced and published this first decade of the 21st century, but rather: what work did Latino and Latina poets, as readers of the art, connect with in a particular, indelible way? So...a question, or any variation thereof, could be:

What poem, or sequnce of poems,  or book of poems...did you encounter in the first ten years of this century that you still find yourself returning to for inspiration and nourishment---and why

It goes without saying, if it's not obvious, that I don't necessarily mean work by other Latino and Latina poets. I'm more interested in poets' perspectives as readers.

Letras Latinas Blog would like to know.

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