Three Poems

The Río Grande River between Paso Lajitas and Lajitas, 2015 Saraí rushes the waterlike it’s the Jordan,amid the thronging surgeof weeping, laughing souls. Doña Chata squints rheumy eyes,skirts gathered to her knee. She glimpses Saraí, notesbraids rimed with unexpected age,the older plunges headlongheedless of muddy spray. Madre e hija collide,euphoric embracebetween hereand allá, more than…

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David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author and translator from South Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. Among his many award-winning books are The Smoking Mirror, Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky, Myths of Mexico, and They Call Me Güero. His work has also appeared in a wide range of venues, among them Journal of Children’s Literature, Translation Review, Rattle, and Asymptote. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in recognition of his literary accomplishments.

Arthur Asa

Arthur Asa was born in Monterrey City, México. He speaks less and draws more every day. As it should be.

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