Mixturao and Other Poems PDF/EPUB ☆ Mixturao and
- 73 pages
- Mixturao and Other Poems
- Tato Laviera
- 01 July 2014 Tato Laviera
[Download] ➾ Mixturao and Other Poems Author Tato Laviera – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the title poem of Tato Laviera's fifth poetry collection Mixturao he celebrates the mix of diverse cultures and languages that make up America and challenges those who advocate a monolingual existe In the title poem of Tato Laviera's fifth poetry collection Mixturao he celebrates the mix of diverse cultures and languages that make up America and challenges those who advocate a monolingual existence We who integrateurban Americasimmering in each other'sslangs indigenousnativizing our tongues'cruising accentswho are you English telling me 'Speak only Englishor die' Laviera deftly combines English and Spanish in this poetic celebration of his own bilingual bicultural existence and the Mixturao and eBook Ì ever increasing use of both languages in all fields from music to technology In his poem entitled Spanglish he writes pues estoy creando spanglishbi cultural systemsscientific lexicographicalinter textual integrationstwo expressionsexistentially wiredtwo dominant languagescontinentally abrazandose Divided into sections that examine borders women men neighborhoods and folklore Laviera continues his life long poetic exploration of his Afro Puerto Rican roots planted in the urban cacophony of New York City In Nideauinedealla Neither from Here nor from There he writes about the sense of alienation that all immigrants face when they are considered foreigners in both their native and adopted lands The poems of Tato Laviera are complex and engaging and through his words his spirits his bilingualism and his dual identity he offers the reader poems that are a celebration of life and identity.