Perspectives on Wisconsin
I Didn’t Know there were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing (2014, Cowfeather Press) continues the exploration of the Latino experience in Wisconsin that editor Oscar Mireles started more than twenty-five years ago.
In 1989, he published an anthology featuring twenty poets; a decade later came a book highlighting thirty writers. This third iteration combines personal reflections, memories, poems and stories from a diverse array of writers.
Told in Spanish and English, their words describe life in Madison—from snowstorms and lakes to racism and liberalism to opportunities and community—as well as convey unique narratives about home, language, love, family and identity.