Shaking Off the Dark

Tino Villanueva


Clásicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics #11

First published in 1984, this corrected edition features a section of haiku and tanka not included in the first edition. The poems journey between the world of the self and the world of social conflict, embracing such topics as art, time, love, discrimination, oppression, and social ostracism. Includes an afterword and a bibliography of works by and about the author. Some poems are in Spanish.

About the Author

Tino Villanueva teaches at Boston University. Among his other collections are Crónica de mis años peores (1987) and Scene from the Movie GIANT, for which he received the American Book Award in 1994.