With gentle yet sardonic wit, this collection of poetry considers the transcultural experience and encourages engaging with the world, both intellectually and emotionally, despite feelings of isolation. Fusing personal, socio-political, and ecological concerns, this compilation exposes public as well as private wounds in an accessible and thought-provoking manner. Addressing human rights and gender issues, these significant poems evaluate current predicaments and express hope for a future without them.
Kamala Platt is a poet, a teacher at the University of Texas-Pan American, and the author of Kinientos. For the last 25 years, she has directed the Meadowlark Center, which hosts community arts, education, and environmental and social justice projects and events. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.