I Didn't Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing
Editor: Oscar Mireles
Publisher: Cowfeather Press (2014)
Twenty-five years ago Oscar Mireles published the anthology, I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: 20 Hispanic Poets. This third volume in the series includes the work of more than thirty authors of poetry, essay, memoir, and fiction and demonstrates once again the breadth and depth of Wisconsin’s Latino/a population. Not strangers, not new arrivals, these authors represent an important part of the region’s cultural and social fabric. Writing sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish, and sometimes in a dynamic mixture of both languages, Mireles’ anthology helps to extend many narratives: not only of what it means to be Latino/a in the Midwest, but also what it means to be Midwestern.