Poems by Father and Son

ABOUT TRINIDAD SANCHEZ, JR.

Trinidad Sanchez, Jr., lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he frequently serves as a "Poet in the Schools." Poems of the Son/Poesias del Padre brings together two chapbooks, slightly revised, into a whole book. Trinidad runs several poetry reading series in San Antonio and is a popular reader at local colleges, universities and schools. The book is, in part, a tribute to his father who taught him a love of literature.

Pecan Grove Press

Poems by Father and Son
Trinidad Sanchez, Jr.,
and
Trinidad Vasquez Sanchez

$15.00
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ISBN: 1-877603-41-4

ON BEING CHICANO

I recall the monjas telling me
"Tomorrow you must wear green,
remember, it's St. Patrick's Day!"
I refused.
My first revolutionary act.

My body flushed, the pinch fear
she would flunk me,
or would get even because
I refused to turn IRISH!

On television, I was bombarded
to bathe with IRISH SPRING—
A MAN'S SOAP.

The swimming pool—
as soon as I entered the water,
the vato in charge of the pool appeared
pouring in a gallon of bleach,
because I refused to use IRISH SPRING.

Being Chicano is not easy!

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