Originally published in 1984 to great acclaim, including being awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Prize, this stirring collection of poems pairs and often plays against the mythologies of the author's mixed Greek and Mexican heritage. A strong work of feminism, the pieces blend historical characters with contemporary settings and address issues that include San Antonio street life, racism, mass killings, and foreign wars.
Rosemary Catacalos is an award-winning poet and the author of As Long as It Takes. She is a former creative writing fellow at Stanford University and the executive director at Gemini Ink, a literary arts center. She was appointed the Texas poet laureate for 2013-2014. She lives in San Antonio.