Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Latino Literature Prize. Cervantes stretches the resources of language, imagery, and the dialectics of love, hunger, and aesthetics. "Cervantes is a poet with a clear, strong voice.... Her work is refreshing and deceptively simple, reflecting love of language and music. She manages all this without sacrificing the humor, power, and complexity of themes she explores as a female, Latina-American, lover, intellectual, and writer"--Jessica Hagedorn.