“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
I was born among the bodies. I was hurried
forward, and sealed a thin life for myself.
I have shortened my name, and walk with
a limp. I place pebbles in milk and offer
September 15 to October 15 is officially National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to recognize and celebration the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Celebrate by reading poems by contemporary Hispanic writers below. For more poems, audio, videos, essays, and books related to Hispanic Heritage Month, visit our Hispanic Heritage Month page.
|2016||Flowers and Bullets||Martín Espada|
|2018||How to Dismantle a Heart||Rodney Gomez|
|2018||No Longer Ode||Urayoán Noel|
|2018||An Alluded to Letter from DTM for Matthew Olzmann||David Tomas Martinez|
|2018||Round 3||Eloisa Amezcua|
|2018||Catechism for the Missing||Rodney Gomez|
|2018||Poem in Which I Only Use Vowels||Paola Capó-García|
|2017||Ariadne Plays the Physician||Analicia Sotelo|