Gloria Velasquez

BOOKS

  • ROOSEVELT HIGH SERIES
  • I USED TO BE A SUPERWOMAN
  • XICANA ON THE RUN
  • TOY SOLDIERS AND DOLLS
  • XICANA ON THE RUN


    Gloria Velasquez

    In Xicana on the Run, Velásquez reconstructs a Chicana consciousness that addresses issues of politics, love, war, solitude, poverty and feminism. Velásquez’s poetry reveals a variety of political perspectives and themes that are both universal and personal. In paying homage to her humble barrio roots, Velásquez includes vintage photographs from her childhood, which illustrate her desire to further immortalize her parents, Juan and Francisca, and her only brother, Fini, who was killed in Vietnam.