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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Poetry Series Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Poetry Series Summary

Saint Rose of Lima

The girl dedicates her life to God, disfigures herself and lives in solitude in the hopes of Him as her bridegroom. She repeats her zealous behavior as her life's sustenance.

Counting

A young mother who has slipped away from the Church has her faith renewed when she finds a rosary while searching in a drawer to pack a few things to take to her toddler in the hospital.

Unspoken

Adolescence separates a girl from her mother, who wishes she could tell her daughter that this awkward time won't last and that there will be a lifetime of pleasure and pain whose intensity will eclipse today's feelings. It is too much for one night, however, and she simply kisses her daughter goodnight.

Who Will Not Be Vanquished?

This poem is written for Tanya, named after the wronged wife...

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