Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize for her first book, Pity the Drowned Horses, Sheryl Luna, in SEVEN, creates a breathtaking world of external and internal landscapes—defining the particular landmarks of home, culture, place, and personal history along the U.S.-Mexican border of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez. Divided into seven sections, which tie into the seven sins and virtues, SEVEN moves between English and Spanish effortlessly and accessibly. In crossing many borders and boundaries, these poems ask each person to notice. To speak out. To feel compassion for those experiencing personal, cultural, or sexual abuse. And SEVEN offers hope of recovery.
Sheryl Luna earned a PhD in contemporary literature from the University of North Texas and an MFA from University of Texas, El Paso. Her first collection, Pity the Drowned Horses, received the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Notre Dame Press. It was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Colorado Book Award. Luna was awarded fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Anderson Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and CantoMundo. She received the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award from Sandra Cisneros in 2008. Author City: DENVER, CO USA