Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Poem "Para Los Tres Grandes" (For the Three Great Ones)

When I was in high school, I wrote my first term paper in a Junior Composition Class on three of Mexico's greatest artists, muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco. To that point I had no idea that Mexico had artists, let alone great ones.

I wrote this poem, wrote and rewrote it over the years, refining it, and finally decided to include it in my book. It is an homage to these three great ones who tell of Mexico's tumultuous history in graphic images, fixing them on enormous walls and ceilings throughout Mexico... for all to see.

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