Published by West End Press

The Smoking Mirror

By Naomi Quiñónez



This is the second volume of poems by Naomi Quiñónez to be published by West End Press. The first, Sueño de Colibri/Hummingbird Dream, appeared in 1985. In this book the Los Angeles-born Chicana poet extends her geographical range, having lived in the last decade in Claremont, California; Charleston, West Virginia; and Paradise, California. Her poems, whether political, romantic, whimsical, or traditional, speak from the heart and embrace both the struggles and the people she has known since childhood.

"As a warrior of language, she aims to rupture silence and fill it with a new vitality."--Francisco Lomelí

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