A Latina poet, educator, mother, national speaker, and literacy advocate, Pat Mora is a cultural resident of nepantla - a Nahuatl word meaning 'land in the middle.' In this important collection of essays, Mora explores personal issues and political responsibilities. Characterized by a keen sense of community, ""Nepantla"" is an important contribution to American letters.
Santa Fe poet Pat Mora, author of nonfiction and children's books, has received numerous writing awards including a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Premio Aztlan Literature Award, and a National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award. She has also received honorary doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, a lifetime honorary membership from the American Library Association, and a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship. Learn more about Pat Mora at www.patmora.com