Francisco X. Alarcon will be reading at the Santa Rosa Book Fair and will dedicate his reading to 100 Thousand Poets for Change and The Dream Act.
This is the poem in Spanish and English read as part of the Sonoma County Book Festival in
Santa Rosa, Califonia, on Saturday September 24, 2011, at 12:30 PM, and I dedicated to “100,000
Poets for Change”–Francisco X. Alarcon
Francisco X. Alarcón, award winning Chicano poet and educator, is author of twelve volumes of poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night: Selected and New Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), and Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992) His latest book is Ce•Uno•One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010). His book of bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazú (Children’s Book Press 2008), was selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association. His previous bilingual book titled Poems to Dream Together (Lee & Low Books 2005) was awarded the 2006 Jane Addams Honor Book Award. He has been a finalist nominated for Poet Laureate of California in two occasions. He teaches at the University of California, Davis. He is the creator of the Facebook page POETS RESPONDING TO SB 1070 that you can visit at: