Alfred Arteaga


Mixed Spanish and English. These poems move between vivid sensual impressions and sophisticated wordplay. In spare and elegant language, Alfred Arteaga explores Hollywood life, sex, racism, injustice, and the nature of experience itself.

About the Author

Born in East Los Angeles, Alfred Arteaga was associate professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship. He works include Cantos and Love in the Time of Aftershocks, both volumes of poetry, House with Blue Bed, creative nonfiction, and the scholarly works Chicano Poetics and An Other Tongue.