The Chicano Movement is not dead. It lives on, fierce and passionate, in the voice and person of Gloria Velasquez. Her ardent verses are a pledge reiterating her allegiance to la causa and a call to arms demanding that others perpetuate the struggle. A consummate oral performer and speaker, Velasquez has been uniquely successful in transferring onto the printed page the drama of reciting poetry on barrio streets. These pages burn with the fire of action and commitment.