Poetic Voices Without Borders 2
edited by Robert L. Giron
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Winner of the 2009 National Best Book Award for Fiction & Literature: Anthologies, sponsored by USA Book News
Runner-Up for the 2009 London Book Festival Award for Poetry
Honorable Mention: 2009 San Francisco Book Festival Award for Poetry
2009 New York Book Festival for Poetry
2009 San Francisco Book Festival for Poetry
2009 London Book Festival Award for Compilations/Anthologies
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"'The fence behind your house / is the zero border,' writes Martha Collins, but it's 'Hasta luego and over you go,' thus encapsulating the experience of the reader and many of the poets defining, challenging, and redefining the idea of borders in the multicultural, multilingual anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 by Gival Press....
These poets, among 150 others in this collection encompassing nearly 300 poems, erect and dismantle borders in lingual, cultural, national, and personal terms....
[The] desire to cross boundaries, to transform and eradicate them—'as if to say that within literature there isn't a border for the human spirit'—is the commonality narrowing this wide arc to its flexible focus, and the stated goal of editor Robert L. Giron in his introduction....
Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 is a tool to affect passage through these arbitrary boundaries. It is a literary passport for traveling beyond imposed limits, and one to keep close for handy reference, for as Collins assures us, 'You crossed the border hours ago.'"—Chip Livingston
This international anthology of over 150 poets who write in English, French, and Spanish includes work by Grace Cavalieri, Rita Dove, Dana Gioia, Joy Harjo, Peter Klappert, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gloria Vando, among many other fine poets.
The voices are passionate and enlightening while echoing a desire in their own way to transform, to change, to transcend borders, be they personal, cultural or national, in a poetic manner as if to say that within literature there isn't a border for the human spirit, for it is that energy that keeps us going.
The following poets have work in Poetic Voices Without Borders 2:
Alenier, Karren LaLonde
Ambroggio, Luis Alberto
Barkan, Stanley H.
Bernal, Leonel P.
Bourgeois, Louis E.
Buck, Janet I.
Cantú, Norma Elía
Carrión de Fierro, Fanny
Cross, Teri Ellen
Davis, Bradley Warren
Del Peschio, John
del Pliego, Benito
Evans, J. Glenn
Fisher, Andres S.
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia
Giron, Robert L.
Godoy, M. Juan
Grossberg, Benjamin S.
Guerrero, Jose Marcial
Harjo, Suzan Shown
Hislop, Robin Ouzman
Holland, Walter R.
Kester, Gunilla Theander
Lee, Daniel W. K.
Lee, Donna J. Gelagotis
Luna-Escudero-Alie, María Elvira
Marín, Desiree S.
Martínez, Pablo Miguel
Martínez de Merlo, Luis
Mayo, C. M.
Miller, E. Ethelbert
Mills, Stephen S.
Moore, David Miles
Neisser Moreno , Yvette
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin
Pastoriza Iyodo, Benito
Plum , Emily Lupita
Reevy, Anthony W.
Robinson, J. E.
Rummel, Mary Kay
Salum, Rose Mary
Schaffner, M. A.
Shulklapper, Lucille Gang
Slone, G. Tod
Smith, J. D.
Ungar, Barbara Louise
Van de Kamp, Alexandra
Wade, Julie Marie
Editor: Poetic Voices Without Borders (2005)
An anthology of poetry by 147 poets from around the world in English, French, and Spanish.
Translator: Songs for a Single String of Canciones para una sola cuerda by Jesús Gardea (2002)
Songs for the Spirit (2001)
Metamorphosis of the Serpent God (1999)
Wrestling with Wood (1999)
Recuerdos (Memories) (1999)
Impressions françaises (French Impressions) (1999)
Poetry has appeared in:
Beltway: A Poetry Quarterly
Poets Against the War online
Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami
Poetic Voices Without Borders
The World Haiku Review
31 Arlington Poets (a CD)
White Crane Journal
Puerto del Sol
The Texas Anthology
The Great Lawn
Slouching Towards Consensus
The Poet's Domain: A Place for the Genuine
This Week in Texas
An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women's Studies
edited by Brianne Friel & Robert L. Giron (2005)
Essays/Articles have appeared in:
Living in Faith
Journeys Across the Rainbow: Inspirational Stories for the Human Race
Community College Humanities Journal
AFACCT: Focus on Teaching
Community College Guide to Curriculum Change
The English Forum
El Paso Herald‑Post
Slouching Towards Consensus
The Advance Newspaper
Austin Writers' League Newsletter
Crit Lit News
A Ghost Writer and Spanish Translator on a Team for:
22 "Focus Series" books for children published by Scott, Foresman & Company
Winner of the 2006 Moving Words Poetry Competition for poem Living in Arlington.
Winner of the 2006 Writers Notes Magazine Book Award—Notable for Art for the book Poetic Voices Without Borders edited by Robert L. Giron.
Semi-Finalist for the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Award for Anthologies for the book Poetic Voices Without Borders edited by Robert L. Giron.
Winner of the 2005 DIY Book Festival Award for Compilations / Anthologies for the book An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women's Studies edited by Brianne Friel & Robert L. Giron.
Finalist in the 2004 Moving Words Poetry Competition for poem The Pearl Glaze.
Finalist in the Obadiah 2003 Writers’ Contest for essay “Fortune Was My Name But Faith Sustained Me” in Living in Faith (Obadiah Press, 2004).
Finalist in the 2003 Violet Crown Book Award for Literary Prose/Poetry for translation of Canciones para una sola cuerda / Songs for a Single String.
Finalist in the 2001 Moving Words Poetry Competition in Arlington, Virginia for the poem The Olive Branch from the collection Metamorphosis of the Serpent God.
The First Thanksgiving  a poem in the collection Metamorphosis of the Serpent God was named Best of the Entries in the Austin Writers’ League Radio Collective Contest 2000 and was aired on A Gift of Poets program on KOOP Austin, 91.7 FM and KRTU San Antonio, 91.7 FM, along with another of my poems entitled The Souls of Countless Tribes.
Faculty Outstanding Service Award, Montgomery College, 2002.
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, May 2002.
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, May 1997.
Montgomery College, Effective Team Award, 1994.
Montgomery College-Takoma Park Humanities & Social Sciences Special Faculty Recognition Award, Spring 1990.
CIC Mellon Foundation Fellowship, University of Michigan, Fall 1979.
Dean's List, Graduate Studies, Southern Illinois University, 1974-1975.
Dean's List, Baccalaureate Studies, University of Texas, El Paso, 1971-1973.
Nominated to Top Ten at the University of Texas at El Paso, 1973.
Named Who's Who in Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, University of Texas, El Paso, 1973-1974.