My Father Sings to My Embarrassment

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Pub Date: 04/01/2002

Pages: 96

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996526

ISBN 10: 1893996522

Price: $14.00 / $18.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / Hispanic American

My Father Sings to My Embarrassment

By Sandra Castillo

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About the Book

Selected by Cornelius Eady as winner of the Eighth Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize, this remarkable first book begins with Castillo’s Cuban childhood, and follows her family as they "start over without a language" on one of the last Freedom Flights to Miami. The poems chronicle the visit of a Cuban uncle, who’s surrounded by relatives that "twenty years and English have turned into strangers," and Castillo’s bittersweet return to her homeland: "Even a map cannot show you the way back to a place that no longer exists."

About the Book

Winner of the 7th Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize.