In this, the fifth major collection of poetry from the iconic Chicana–Native American poet Lorna Dee Cervantes, each poem is intellectually insightful, linguistically playful, politically intense, and sensually aflame. Sueño, which engages readers on half a dozen levels at once, lives up to the author’s reputation for deft word play.
Lorna Dee Cervantes is an award-winning poet and an influential figure in the Chicano literary movement. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Drive, which was awarded the Latino Book Award; Emplumada, which received an American Book Award; and From the Cables of Genocide, which was awarded the Patterson Poetry Prize and the Latino Literature Award. She lives in San Francisco. Juan Felipe Herrera is an award-winning poet and author who was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry in 2008 and was appointed California poet laureate in 2012. He lives in Redlands, California.