Flavored by the author's Chicana and Native American roots, this poetry collection explores eroticism and sensuality while keeping to the confines of 100 words. Simultaneously intelligent and humorous, this book investigates the themes of passion and desire as it conveys intense political ideas and reactions. Written by a woman of color, this compilation will resonate with audiences beyond her race and ethnicity.
Lorna Dee Cervantes is the publisher of the literary journal Mango and the founder of a small press of the same name. She is a former associate professor of English at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the author of Drive, Emplumada, and From the Cables of Genocide. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award, the Patterson Poetry Prize, and the International Latino Book Award. She lives in San Francisco, California.