M. Miriam Herrera
Selected Poems from Kaddish for Columbus
& Other Works
About Kaddish for Columbus
"With piñon smoke clinging to her skirts, Miriam Herrera explores the roundabout ways that we came from Spain to the New World, and back again. In the voice of the bear and the deer, the blackbird and the wolf, Miriam discovers our hidden names. These poems, sweet and prickly as cactus apples, answer the question once posed in my presence that I didn't have the nerve to answer with 'we are all around you. We are right here.' And we intend to claim it all."
—Kathleen Alcalá, author of The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing