The speaker in Extranjera is a foreigner, an outsider to both Mexico and herself. Her story is a journey which begins in bravado: She boards a bus and travels deep into the Mexico she wishes to embrace. What she finds are vibrant colors, poor villagers, feral dogs, riveting characters, and the keys to self-awareness. The poems in Extranjera are intensely visual and leap from the page as if they were masked dancers at Carnival
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The Man in the Large and Glittering
Waiting for the Bus
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