Hispanic Heritage Month 2009: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

“America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.”   Read more …..

 

And it was at that age … Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I don’t know how or when,
no they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.
Pablo Neruda

 

Celebrate this month with the reading from the Library collection of American Literature –Hispanic American Authors!Or come to meet the local author Lamberto Roque Herandez as he reads from his first book in English Here I am. on Sunday November first @ the Union City Library.

 

 

 

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