Tino Villanueva Poems
- You, If No One Else Listen, you who transformed ...
- The Venturesomeness of Seditio... The unrestricted sun ...
- Field of Moving Colors Layered I'm not easily ...
- The 8 O'Clock Movie Boston, 1973—Years had passed and I ...
- Fight Scene Beginning Bick Benedict, that is, Rock Hudson in ...
- Tino Villanueva Boston, 1973—Years had passed and I assumed ...
Tino Villanueva (born December 11, 1941, San Marcos, Texas) is an American poet and writer.
In 1963, he was drafted into the United States Army, and spent two years in the Panama Canal Zone. There he became immersed in Hispanic literature, reading Rubén Darío and José Martí. He graduated from Texas State University–San Marcos, on the G.I. Bill, from the State University of New York with an M.A. in 1971, and from Boston University with a doctorate in Spanish in 1981. He taught at Wellesley College. Villanueva currently serves as Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University.
In the early 1970s, Villanueva began ... more »
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Fight Scene Beginning
Bick Benedict, that is, Rock Hudson in the
Time-clock of the movie, stands up and moves,
Deliberate, toward encounter. He has come out
Of the anxious blur of the backdrop, like
Coming out of the unreal into the world of
What's true, down to earth and distinct; has
Stepped up to Sarge, the younger of the two,
And would sure appreciate it if he: 'Were a
Little more polite to these people.' Sarge,
Who has something to defend, balks; asks
(In a long-shot) if: 'that there papoose down
There, his name Benedict too?,' by which he
Means one-year old ...