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New Border Voices
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When the “counter-canon” itself becomes canonized, it’s time to reload. This is the notion that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso to Brownsville—and a hundred miles on either side. Challenging the assumption that borderlands writing is the privileged product of the 1970s and ’80s, the vibrant community represented in this collection offers tasty bits of regional fare that will appeal to a wide range of readers and students.
Among the contributions are:
Introduction                  
 A “Southern Renaissance” for Texas Letters   
—José E. Limón

The Texas-Mexico Border: This Writer’s Sense of Place   
—Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

The Rain Parade              
 —Paul Pedroza

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface: Seeking Planetarity in the Spaces Between: A New Border Consciousness
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Brandon D. Shuler
  3. p. xxi
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  1. Introduction: A Renaissance Continued: Texas Literature and the Border
  2. José E. Limón
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part I: The Border's Literary Tradition and Its Sense of Place
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. A "Southern Renaissance" for Texas Letters
  2. José E. Limón
  3. pp. 9-15
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  1. The Texas-Mexico Border: This Writer's Sense of Place
  2. Rolando Hinojasa-Smith
  3. pp. 16-22
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  1. Part II: De las voces de muchos
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. The Rain Parade
  2. Paul Pedroza
  3. pp. 25-28
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  1. One Pinto Bean
  2. Ray Gonzalez
  3. p. 29
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  1. When I Was Younger
  2. Ray Gonzalez
  3. p. 30
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  1. Ancient Houses
  2. Ray Gonzalez
  3. p. 31
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  1. Voyeurism, or the Third-Party Politician
  2. Dalel Serda
  3. pp. 32-43
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  1. Ojos de Dios
  2. Tammy Melody Gomez
  3. pp. 44-46
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  1. That's What I Said
  2. Tammy Melody Gomez
  3. pp. 47-48
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  1. Coyotes
  2. Cooper Renner
  3. pp. 49-58
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  1. Invocation
  2. Abigail Carl-Klassen
  3. p. 59
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  1. El Amor Prohibido El Paso
  2. Abigail Carl-Klassen
  3. p. 60
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  1. Southbound
  2. Genaro Gonzalez
  3. pp. 61-72
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  1. How to be La Llorona for the City of Sullivan that has no Sidewalks
  2. Veronica Sandoval
  3. pp. 73-74
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  1. Escalera
  2. Ben Roberts
  3. p. 75
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  1. Ursular
  2. Joseph Daniel Haske
  3. p. 76
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  1. Calm licks the night
  2. Joseph Daniel Haske
  3. p. 77
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  1. Popeye Was an American Citizen and So Am I
  2. René Saldaña Jr.
  3. pp. 78-81
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  1. Border Illusion
  2. Gene Keller
  3. p. 82
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  1. Silence
  2. Gene Keller
  3. p. 83
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  1. The Window
  2. Brian van Reet
  3. pp. 84-96
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  1. Serape
  2. Rodney Gomez
  3. p. 97
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  1. Prospective Titles for a Border Thesis
  2. Rodney Gomez
  3. p. 98
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  1. La Huesera, or, flesh to bone
  2. Ire'ne Lara Silva
  3. pp. 99-105
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  1. Ode Por El Amor Imprevisto
  2. John D. Fry
  3. pp. 106-107
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  1. Fertile
  2. Gabriela Ybarra Lemmons
  3. pp. 108-111
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  1. Wireless Panteón
  2. Lauren Espinoza
  3. p. 112
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  1. The Border Is a Good Place to Live
  2. Augstín Cadena, Translated by Pat Dubrava
  3. pp. 113-117
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  1. Wild Woman of the Navidad
  2. Shawnee Wren
  3. pp. 118-119
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  1. From Mariguano: A Novel
  2. Juan Ochoa
  3. pp. 120-129
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  1. Border
  2. Sheryl Luna
  3. p. 130
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  1. El Paso Women
  2. Sheryl Luna
  3. pp. 131-132
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  1. The 29th of April
  2. Flores
  3. pp. 133-143
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  1. Dear Celan
  2. Emmy Pérez
  3. p. 144
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  1. [magic needed]
  2. Emmy Pérez
  3. p. 145
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  1. Corrido
  2. Brian Allen Carr
  3. pp. 146-157
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  1. El Paso and the Sister City
  2. Jorge Azcárate
  3. pp. 158-159
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  1. LoneStar™ Special
  2. David René Solis
  3. pp. 160-162
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  1. Quitclaim
  2. Sean Chadwell
  3. pp. 163-172
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  1. Sonnet for Human Smugglers
  2. Octavio Quintanilla
  3. p. 173
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  1. Tough Guy
  2. Octavio Quintanilla
  3. p. 174
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  1. The Loss of Juárez
  2. Sergio Troncoso
  3. pp. 175-177
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  1. And Old Guerrero Waits
  2. Chip Dameron
  3. p. 178
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  1. Across
  2. Chip Dameron
  3. p. 179
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  1. stupids
  2. Christine Granados
  3. pp. 180-190
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  1. Santa de las Embarazadas
  2. Beatriz Guzmán Velásquez
  3. pp. 191-193
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  1. Cobb and Me
  2. Robert Paul Moreira
  3. pp. 194-204
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  1. Daiquiri
  2. Pat Mora
  3. pp. 205-209
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  1. un frontera pocho en san antonio
  2. Isaac Chavarria
  3. pp. 210-211
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  1. Contrabandista Epistle
  2. Jim Sanderson
  3. pp. 212-223
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  1. El Paso
  2. Kevin Prufer
  3. pp. 224-226
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  1. Vozilencio: River of Voices
  2. Richar Yañez
  3. pp. 227-229
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  1. La Polvadera: Border Murder
  2. Robin Scofield
  3. p. 230
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  1. Desert Nectar on Scenic Drive
  2. Robin Scofield
  3. p. 231
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  1. Baseball over the Moon
  2. Katheryn Lane
  3. pp. 232-240
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  1. The Bone Box/Waka Tupapaku
  2. Carmen Tafolla
  3. pp. 241-242
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  1. A Starving Indian Woman
  2. John MacAyeal
  3. pp. 243-245
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  1. Raspas, Tequila y Balazos
  2. Brenda Nettles Riojas
  3. p. 246
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  1. Where Are You, Home?
  2. Brenda Nettles Riojas
  3. pp. 247-248
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  1. My Better Border
  2. Chuck Taylor
  3. pp. 249-254
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 255-262
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  1. Credits
  2. pp. 263-265
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  1. Back Cover
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