by A. David Dahme
“I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing” is a new collection of work that brings together the writers, scholars, poets, and community members to tell the story of the local Latino community that many people would not have otherwise heard.
“We want people to know that there are not just one kind of Latino — there’s a lot of versions and they all think differently and they all see the world differently … but there are common themes of family, language, and culture and of ‘now that we are here, we’re going to try and make this place a better place and make this home.”
Mireles, the publisher of over 100 poems, is also the editor of the two previous anthologies: “I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: 20 Hispanic Poets (Focus Communications, 1989) and I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: 30 Hispanic Writers (Focus Communications, 1999).
A book signing for “I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin” was held this past Sept. 28 at Madison Central Library
“We’ve outreached and got many new voices but we have had a few that have been in all three [books] since the very beginning including Daisy Cubias and Margarita Dumit. So it’s a great mix,” Mireles tells The Madison Times in an interview at … continue reading >>
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