Notes on the Assemblage Symbols & Objects

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The Collection’s Two Languages

Several of the poems in the collection are presented, or published, in both English and Spanish, which is evocative of the two worlds in which the ideas and perspectives of ALL the poems in the collection are developed - the experience of living in two worlds, each with its own unique, and particular, perspectives on language and ethnicity, as well as the socio-political-economic implications of both.

Trees

Throughout the collection, trees appear as symbolic representations of strength, power, and endurance. As such, they are closely tied to the collection's thematic interest in revolution and the fight for freedom - specifically, as examples of qualities necessary to continue in, and perhaps win, that fight.

Fire

In the same way as trees, throughout the collection, represent strength and endurance, fire is representative, also throughout the collection, of the power of destruction. This power appears...

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