100 100-Word Love Poems
Praise For Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems…
"Cynics beware: this book will stir sensual memories, and make even the most jaded reader smile. . . . [Cervantes'] voice is direct and natural, like the voice of a friend. . . . Ciento is a book to cherish. Give it to your seventeen-year-old student who just fell in love, or to your grandparents, married forty years. Or when in doubt yourself about love, go to these pages. You will find a worthy voice who speaks to you." —Rain Taxi
"In Lorna Dee Cervantes's latest poetry collection, Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems, all the poems are composed of one hundred words, words that, as the Spanish title suggests, should make you feel a burst of emotion. . . . With these poems, we get to know a little bit more about Cervantes's poetic sensibility, her poetic approach, and her understanding of love and desire. This is a book you want to carry under your arm, open to a random page, and find a short gem to remind you that love is still worth writing about—that ultimately, all poems are love poems to the world and to the word." —Octavio Quintanilla, Southwestern American Literature
Wings Press, 9780916727840, 128pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
About the Author
Lorna Dee Cervantes is the publisher of the literary journal Mango and the founder of a small press of the same name. She is a former associate professor of English at the University of Colorado–Boulder and the author of Drive, Emplumada, and From the Cables of Genocide. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award, the Patterson Poetry Prize, and the International Latino Book Award. She lives in San Francisco, California.