Chicano Poet

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

La Malinche

Many times maligned, La Malinche has been blamed
for much, and given credit for nothing. Her contributions
to new ways of corn cultivation are never mentioned,
nor her methods, wide-spread at the time, of female
contraception. Her breakthroughs in lyrical poetry,
greater than Sor Juana’s, are barely voiced out loud
at all today, avant garde in her own times, her works
remain avant garde even now. Neither Emily Dickinson
nor Sylvia Plath can compare to her. We owe the present
to her, and we will owe the future to her, too.


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