Individual Author Record
Name: Brenda CardenasPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShe has taught at the Wright College in Chicago and the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationBrenda Cardenas has taught Latina/o Studies, Latin American Literature, Contemporary American Literature and writing courses at the Wright College in Chicago, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and the University of Illinois in Chicago.She has had poems published in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, After Hours, RATTLE: Poetry for the 21st Century, Learning by Heart: Contemporaryy American Poetry About School, Under the Pomegranate Tree: The Best New Latino Erotica, Paririe Schooner, Tamaqua and others.
- Between the Heart and the Land/Entre El Corazone Y La Tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest, March Abrazo, 2001
- Boomerang, Bilingual Review Press, 2009
Titles At Your Library
Between the Heart and the Land/Entre El Corazone Y LA Tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest
ISBN: 1877636185 March Abrazo. 2001 Book by Cardenas, Brenda
Boomerang (Canto Cosas) (English and Spanish Edition)
ISBN: 1931010536 Bilingual Pr (Bilrp). 2009 In Boomerang, Brenda Cárdenas creates a vibrant, syncretic space open to many voices, perspectives, and tongues. Here, whatever is made is in motion. Cárdenas casts a line of English, and it returns to her in Spanish. She spins lyrically taut free verse sculpts prose poems, sapphics, and sonnets and punches the rhythms of spoken word in what Juan Felipe Herrera has called "a sonic calligraphy, hand-thrown spirals of spirit." Whether telling stories of displaced peoples and places, responding to Chicano art, or meditating on language itself, Cárdenas strikes a deliberately tenuous balance between self-assurance and loss, all the while on a journey toward the interconnectedness that she calls home.