Individual Author Record
Name: Johanny Vazquez PazPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: in San Juan, Puerto Rico
-- Johanny Vazquez Paz on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=johanny+vazquez+paz
Illinois ConnectionJohanny currently teaches Spanish at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationJohanny has published in numerous literary magazines and is represented in several important anthologies of Latina poets. Very active on the Chicago poetry scene, she hosts the Guild Complex Bilingual Series Palabra Pura.
- Quierdo Voyeur, Enero, 2012
- Streetwise Poems/ Poemas Callejeros, Mayapple Press, 2007
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Poemas Callejeros/Streetwise Poems
ISBN: 0932412467 Mayapple Press. 2007 Streetwise Poems / Poemas Callejeros, a bilingual Spanish/English collection of poems with translations by author Johanny Vázquez Paz, explores the collision between Latina Caribbean and Midwest urban in the poet s life experience. Paz conveys a vivid sense of the rough and rugged streets of Chicago framed against the memory of life in Puerto Rico. She sees an alley where dogs dig and drunks pass out but lovers can still find romance she marvels at worn-out shoes and reports her current life ironically to those who stayed behind. These poems explore the persistence and significance of the author's Puerto Rican sensibility in her Midwestern daily life.