I Ask the Impossible by Ana Castillo
Poems By Ana Castillo

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Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Barbara Kingsolver as "impossible to resist" returns to her first love, poetry, with this collection, which reveals an unwavering commitment to social justice and a fervent embrace of the sensual world.

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Ana Castillo is the author of the novels Peel My Love Like an Onioin, So Far from God, The Mixquiahuala Letters, and Sapogonia. She has written a story collection, Loverboys; the crtitical study Massacre of the Dreamers; the poetry collection My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems; and the children's book My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, The Dove. She is the editor of the anthology Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe, available from Vintage Espanol (La diosa de las Americas). Castillo has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award, a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Chicago with her son, Marcel.
Published January 1, 2000
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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—Sister Dianna Ortíz,” which describes in excruciating detail the tragedy of an American nun captured and tortured by the Guatemalan secret police), to poems of heterosexual and lesbian love (the best of which is perhaps “La Wild Woman,” a fable about a woman who steals a bride away from her own ...

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Nevertheless, many readers will be happy to bask in their speaker's experiences and longings or to get angry and motivated by her cries for justice: ""Women don't riot,/ not in maquilas in Malaysia, Mexico, or Korea..../ We don't storm through cities,/ take over the press, make a unified statemen...

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