UN TRIP THROUGH THE MIND JAIL Y OTRAS EXCURSIONES : POEMS.
San Francisco, California: Editorial Pocho-Che, 1980. First edition 172p., photos, illus., wrps. New Paperback 096334432 A pioneer work of Chicano literature, originally published as a collection in 1980 after individual poems by Salinas had appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and anthologies from the 1960s through the 1970s. These fifteen years of poetry forged in the heat of the Chicano Movement (a period Salinas spent, in part, in prison) reveal the growing politicization of intelligent and talented minority convicts incarcerated at a time when their communities were marching forward. Prison bars were not strong enough to limit Salinas's highly lyric, even rhapsodic calls for liberation--poems inspired by jazz, the Beat writers, nature, and political skirmishes. (Item ID: 166455)