In her second volume of poetry, Los Angeles-born Naomi Quiñonez enlarges our view of her city at the end of the millennium. Her expanded vision of Los Angeles includes a mock-epic poem, “Mystic Mangoes Roll on L.A. Freeways,” with the choral line “Go Mango! Go Mango!”
Elsewhere she describes herself as a “born-again pagan.” But behind her fascination with the forever-changing cityscape, Quiñonez remains true to her commitment to the Chicano experience of East Los Angeles where she was born.
6 x 9 inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-931122-89-9
As a warrior of language, she aims to rupture silence and fill it with a new vitality.