Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Defending Their Own in the ColdThe Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marc Zimmerman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036460

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2017

Puerto Rican Poets in Chicago

Puerto Rican Poets in Chicago

To the memory of Salima Rivera and Rane Arroyo (RIP)

Chapter:
(p.80) Chapter 4 Puerto Rican Poets in Chicago
Source:
Defending Their Own in the Cold
Author(s):

Marc Zimmerman

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036460.003.0004

This chapter focuses on Chicago Rican poetry. From the beginning, Chicago Puerto Rican poets were to speak of Latin or Latino identity, and Latin or Latino poetry. Indeed, they, more than their Mexicano counterparts, tended to decenter or go beyond national identifications to Latino and third world/minority ones even to the degree that they affirmed their particular parameters of identity. Thus, the question of Latino as opposed to strictly Puerto Rican identity is one of the major contributions of Chicago Puerto Rican writers to an overall national Latino literary scene. The chapter then provides an overview of Chicago Puerto Rican writing and examines the first consolidated wave of Chicago Puerto Rican poetry.

Keywords:   Chicago, Puerto Rican poetry, Puerto Rican poets, Latino identity, Puerto Rican identity, Puerto Rican writers, Puerto Rican writing

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.