“Mexican” Is Not a Noun
to forty-six UC Santa Cruz students and
seven faculty arrested in Watsonville for
showing solidarity with two thousand
striking cannery workers who were mostly
Mexican women, October 27, 1985
Francisco X. Alarcón, “‘Mexican’ Is Not A Noun” from From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche. Copyright © 2002 by Francisco X. Alarcón. Reprinted by permission of University of Arizona Press.
Source: From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
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Poet Francisco X. Alarcón 1954–2016
POET’S REGION Mexico
Poetic Terms Free Verse