Crossing Bridges. By Harold Recinos.

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Crossing Bridges expresses a tension between the fluidity of a river and the stubborn cold toughness of a wall that endeavors to mark a border to naturalize separation and division. The poet Harold Recinos’ greatest achievement, what is moving about his writing, and I'm sure will touch the readers as well, is his lyrical and moral commitment to challenge walls and to flow relentless, even if painfully, opening cracks in them. Recinos challenges the wall and nativist prohibitions, and bets the common good can be experienced with the people in el barrio. To read these poems is to start to live in el barrio del mundo. —Francisco Morán, Professor of Latin American Literature, Southern Methodist University
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Crossing Bridges. By Harold Recinos. ISBN-13: 978-1888205633 $23.95 

This is a joint publication of Floricanto and Berkeley Presses. 

 

"This beautiful and powerful collection of poems and testimonios captures the heart and soul of the Latino experience in the New America. A remarkable montage of images, feelings, and expressions that lift the spirit and plumb the depth and promises of the American experience.” —Gaston Espinosa, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College. Author of Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith & Politics in Action (Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), and Religion, Race, & Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism (New York: Routledge, 2013).

 
"This is poetry of the soul. It turns disquiet into revelation."—Ilan Stavans., Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College. Author of Quixote: The Novel and the World (N.Y.: W. W. Norton & Co., 2015) and Borges, the Jew. (State University of New York Press, 2016).
 
  
Harold J. Recinos is professor of Church and Society at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Among his recent publications are Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church (WJKP, 2006), Harold J. Recinos, ed. Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation (Roman and Littlefield, 2011); Voices on the Corner (Wipf and Stock, 2015). He completed the Doctor of Philosophy with honors (Ph.D.) in cultural anthropology in 1993 from the American University in Washington, D.C. rights.

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