Z Eros



Known primarily for his poetry of social protest, Alurista takes a new direction in Z Eros, which includes both erotic and political poetry. Alurista’s style is breathless, electric, and urgent, moving rapidly between Spanish and English in a world that exists between the two cultures.

About the Author

Alurista was born in 1947 in Mexico City and migrated to San Diego, California, when he was thirteen. He holds a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of California, San Diego. His work played a central role in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s and 1970s and continues to inspire new generations of artists and activists.