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Cruz, Victor Hernández 1949-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 7,811 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Juvenile works  Children's films  Filmed literary readings  Animated television programs  Children's television programs  Filmed interviews  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Performer, Translator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: PS3553.R8, 811.54
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Paper dance : 55 Latino poets( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry from 55 Latinos/as. The first and still the most complete anthology of the best U.S. Latino and Latina poets from diverse origins in the Latin world: Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. "Readers should be prepared for weeping, laughing, and awe" (Harvard Review). Alvarez, Baca, Cervantes, Espada, Firmat, Gonzalez, Medina, Pau-Llosa, Rios, Rodríguez, Saenz, Villanueva, et al
Dora saves Fairytale Land( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fairytale Land is in trouble, Dora and Boots journey into the Never-to-be-Seen-Again Forest to bring magic back to Fairytale Land
Red beans : poems by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poetry and essays reflecting the author's Puerto Rican heritage
Snaps; poems by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panoramas by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems and essays in which the author examines the intersecting cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, Los Angeles, and New York's Lower East Side. Includes works in both Spanish and English
Maraca : new & selected poems, 1966-2000 by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This latest collection from the premier Puerto Rican poet of our day dances in your hands as it illuminates Latin American/Caribbean culture in the U.S. and abroad." "A native of Puerto Rico who grew up in New York during the fifties, Cruz seeks out the most disparate images, ideas, people, and finds in them confluence, rather than conflict. Utilizing a system of Caribbean syntheses, he meditates on his native soil and its diaspora. Inspired by Latin American oral traditions and literature and diverse northern poetics, he melts these influences into a tapestry, creating a unique North American contemporary style truly his own."--Jacket
Mainland : poems by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems in English with occasional Spanish words and phrases concerning New York, California and Puerto Rico
Tropicalization : [poems] by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain in the sea : poems by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems influenced by the author's connections to southern Spain, Andalusia, north Africa, and the Caribbean, including a series of tributes to personalities of art and history
Stuff : a collection of poems, visions & imaginative happenings from young writers in schools--opened & closed by Herbert R Kohl( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where poems come from( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15 major poets read and discuss the origins of their poetry: Yehuda Amichai, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Joy Harjo, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Octavio Paz, Ishmael Reed, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, and Alice Walker
Rhythm, content & flavor by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the Spanish by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the Spanish is history, the clash and melt of cultures, the conquest of the New World, colonialism, bilingualism, fragmentation, and cubism. Poems built of tobacco, sugar, caf?; Spanish, Arabic, English; Jos? Mart?, Federico Garc?a Lorca, and William Carlos Williams. A history and exploration of Hern?ndez Cruz?s Caribbean roots as well as a documentation of and counterpoint to the origin of the European cultural intrusion into the New World, Beneath the Spanish deconstructs and reconstructs a wounded history, offering a prayer for communication between distances, oceans, music, dance, and mountains, revealing the past in the present moment we live. --
Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata "oralizes" in polyrhythmic, jazz-influenced performances; Naomi Shihab Nye seeks universal truths in everyday objects and experiences
By lingual wholes by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of Al-Andalus : poems by Victor Hernández Cruz( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These poems mine the rich history and broad influence of Islam in Spain and beyond, and illuminate connections between places as diverse and far-flung as Puerto Rican villages, the bustling streets of New York, and the sun-drenched beaches of Morocco. A finalist for the Lenore Marshall and Griffin poetry prizes, Victor Hernández Cruz is the author of several collections of poetry including Maraca and The Mountain in the Sea. Born in Puerto Rico, Cruz now divides his time between Morocco, Puerto Rico, and the United States"--
Fun with numbers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children may learn how to count from 1-20 in English and Spanish, English and French or English and Italian. To make learning fun, each number is presented surrounded by animals and familiar objects
The language of life : [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
Palabra : a sampling of contemporary Latino writers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary video anthology of Latino writers reading their own works
The Heart of things by John McLaughlin( Visual )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh in an an eight-part series with Bill Moyers, this program features poets Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernández Cruz and Michael S. Harper all of whom are changing the way poetry is heard, read and absorbed
 
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Paper dance : 55 Latino poets
Alternative Names
Cruz, Victor 1949-

Cruz, Victor H.

Hernández Cruz, Victor

Hernández Cruz, Victor 1949-

Victor Hernández Cruz Puerto Rican writer

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Red beans : poemsPanoramasMaraca : new & selected poems, 1966-2000The mountain in the sea : poemsIn the shadow of Al-Andalus : poemsThe language of life : [a festival of poets]Poetry criticism, volume 1 : excerpts from criticism of the works of the most significant and widely studied poets of world literature