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Source: The Academy of American Poets: VHC

A Puerto Rican American poet, Victor Hernandez Cruz is one of the best known Nuyroican poets. His poetry, which brings to life the Spanish Harlem of the 1960s, has been praised for its lyricism and its sensual imagery.

Contributed by Patricia Bostian, Central Piedmont Community College

Primary Works

Papo Got His Gun! and Other Poems. New York: Calle Once Publications, 1966.
Doing Poetry. Berkeley: Other Ways, 1968.
Snaps. New York: Random House, 1969. PS3553.R8 S6
Mainland. New York: Random House, 1973.
Tropicalization. New York: Reed, Cannon & Johnson, 1976.
The Low Writings. San Francisco: Lee/Lucas Press, 1980?.
By Lingual Wholes. San Francisco: Momo's Press, 1982. PS3553 .R8 B9
"Mountains in the North: Hispanic Writing in the U.S.A." Americas Review 14.3/4 (Fall-Winter 1986): 110-114.
Rhythm, Content & Flavor. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1989.
Red Beans: Poems. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1991.
Paper Dance: Fifty-five Latino Poets. New York: Persea Books, 1995.
Panaramas. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1997.
Maraca: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2000. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2001.
Cruz, Victor Hernandez, Leroy V. Quintana, and Virgil Suarez, Eds. Paper Dance: Fifty-four Latino Poets. New York, NY Persea Books, 1994.
Cruz, Victor Hernandez. "An Interview with Clarence Major and Victor Hernandez Cruz." New Black Voices: An Anthology of Contemporary Afro-American Literature. Ed. Abraham Chapman. New York: New American Library, 1972. 545-52.
---. "Spanish into English: An Interview with Victor Hernandez Cruz." Latino Studies Journal 6.1 (January 1995): 49-61.
---. "Victor Hernandez Cruz." Puerto Rican Voices in English: Interviews with Writers. Ed. Carmen Dolores Hern. Westport, CT: Praeger Pub., 1997. 63-77.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Dick, Bruce A. A Poet's Truth: Conversations with Latino/Latina Poets. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2003.

Shepperd, Walt. "Work with the Universe: An Interview with Clarence Major and Victor Hernandez Cruz." in Bunge, Nancy. ed. Conversations with Clarence Major. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2002.

Sommer, Doris and Salgado, César A. "Victor Hernández Cruz (1949-)." in West-Durán, Alan and others. eds. Latino and Latina Writers, I: Introductory Essays, Chicano and Chicana Authors; II: Cuban and Cuban American Authors, Dominican and Other Authors, Puerto Rican Authors. NY: Scribner's, 2004.

Wilkinson, Michelle J. "'To Make a Poet Black': Canonizing Puerto Rican Poets in the Black Arts Movement." in Collins, Lisa G. and Crawford, Margo N. eds. New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2006.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Victor Hernandez Cruz." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap10/cruz.html (provide page date or date of your login). 

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