Thursday, June 28, 2007
Poet of the Border: Reyna Grande
The issues of citizenship and immigration are written not in laws but across the lives of those cut by the borders that divide us. We need more than newspaper articles to consider these issues; we need art. For our inaugural post, we highlight Reyna Grande, celebrated author of Across a Hundred Mountains.
Grande offers an interrogation of the psychic divide produced by crossing from one land to El Otro Lado. In this moving story, two souls share one fate as they struggle with the legacy of the loved ones who have left them and whom they have left behind.
Born in Guerrero, Mexico the author lived her own journey North to become an acclaimed author. She is now working on her second novel.
See her website and blog.