Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. MIRRORS FOR GOLD was written in Mexico City from 1988 to 1992. Today these poems speak directly—perhaps moreso given the time elapsed—to historical duration and the vicissitudes of cultural certainty. The title poem, a numbered series of fifteen pieces, examines the borders between and influences of political climate and intimacy. In the ever-receding present of MIRRORS OF GOLD, human debility and bodily promise play out an opulent scenario of surrender and defiance.
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Roberto Tejada is author of the poetry collections Full Foreground (2012), Exposition Park (2010), and MIRRORS FOR GOLD (2006). He founded and co-edited Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, a journal of poetics and poetry in translation (1991-2014). An art historian, his books include National Camera: Photography and Mexico's Image Environment (2009); a monograph on pioneering Chicana conceptual artist Celia Alvarez Muñoz (2009), and diverse writings on Latin American and Latinx artists. He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston, where he teaches in the Creative Writing Program and Art History Department. Author City: DALLAS, TX USA