A close reading of poems by Eduardo Corral, Laurie Ann Guerrero and Lorna Dee Cervantes to identify distinct possibilities for silences in the poetry of the Mexican diaspora: adopting, enforcing, and, ultimately, straddling both. Silence is unique to the language of poetry—as relative to a story, a poem is silent because it does not have the words a story does. Poetry, then, functions as (re)memory, a vehicle moving towards creation within the menacing silence of the (re)inscription of the border.
"The Poetics of Silence: (Re)memory through Poetry of the Mexican Diaspora,"
Diálogo: Vol. 17
, Article 13.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/dialogo/vol17/iss2/13