Rosemary Catacalos - April 6, 1994


UA Poetry Center

Reading Series
Pima Community College Center for the Arts
Rosemary Catacalos

Rosemary Catacalos reads several poems from her first collection, Again for the First Time (1984), before sharing more recent poems, many of which would appear in anthologies throughout the 1990s. San Antonio, Texas, figures prominently, and key themes include multicultural identity and life in border communities.

Track Title
Full Reading

Introduction by Alison Hawthorne Deming. Recording begins mid-sentence, cuts out briefly at 46:52 and 47:19, and continues for several minutes after end of reading at 53:45.


Salinas, Luis Omar. "Late Evening Conversation with My Friend's Dog, Moses, After Watching Visconti's The Innocent.After Aztlan: Latino Poets of the Nineties. Edited by Ray GonzálezBoston: David R. Godine, 1992. (Read by Rosemary Catacalos.)

Catacalos, Rosemary. "Swallow Wings." Again For the First Time. Santa Fe: Tooth of Time Books, 1984.

"Restoration of the Cathedral." The Progressive (Madison), vol. 61, no. 8, August 1997, p. 35.

"From Bolivia After All This Time." Again For the First Time. Santa Fe: Tooth of Time Books, 1984.

"Listen, Querido, They're Playing Our Song or Summer Ritual with a Poet Friend." Again For the First Time. Santa Fe: Tooth of Time Books, 1984.

"Glassworks." The Women's Review of Books, vol. 12, no. 1, 1994, p. 22.

"Women Talk of Flowers at Dusk." Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets. Edited by Victor Hernández Cruz, Leroy V. Quintana, and Virgil Suarez. New York: Persea Books, 1995, pp. 21-22.

"Insufficient Light." Floricanto Sí!: A Collection of Latina Poetry. Edited by Bryce Milligan, Mary Guerrero Milligan, and Angela De Hoyos. New York: Penguin Books, 1998, p. 60.

"Flowers and Umbrellas on a Texas Beach: Postcard from a Painter." Published version bears the title "Picture Postcard from a Painter." Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art. Edited by Inés Hernández-Ávila and Norma E. Cantú. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016, pp. 406-407.

"Borderline: Brownsville/Matamoros." Southwest Review, vol. 80, no. 4, October 1995, p. 445.

"Pumpkins by the Sea." Begin Here. San Antonio: Wings Press, 2013.

"David Talamántez on the Last Day of Second Grade." Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry About School. Edited by Maggie Anderson and David Hassler. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1999, pp. 166-168.

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