No One Over Your Bones

Veronica E Guajardo, University of Texas at El Paso


This Thesis, a collection of poems, is sometimes in English, some all in Spanish,and others poems are bilingual. Others still use slang, Calo, and other Pachuquismos. This collection of poetry is divided into 4 section, with an introduction that prefaces the collection by providing an explanation of the origins of the work, the influences of the poet, etc., all while proposing provocative questions such as, what is an American Poem, for example. The Thesis poems delve into issues of immigration, migration, memory, love and violence, masculiniity and feminity, survival,and of course, language. Lnaguage is central,and music also is important to the work. It is key that this work be placed in the tradition of bilingual poetry, modern, Chicano, and other key words. ^

Subject Area

Literature, Modern|Literature, American|Hispanic American Studies

Recommended Citation

Guajardo, Veronica E, "No One Over Your Bones" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1465203.