The Zen of La Llorona

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According to Miranda’s small gray Zen book, “everyone loses everything.” “Nonsense,” La Llorona howls back, “there’s always something left to lose.” La Llorona, for whom Miranda named her book of poems and prose, appears and disappears throughout.

Available in paperback only.  Deborah Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen/Chumash), The Zen of La Llorona. 2005.

According to Miranda’s small gray Zen book, “everyone loses everything.” “Nonsense,” La Llorona howls back, “there’s always something left to lose.” La Llorona, for whom Miranda named her book of poems and prose, appears and disappears throughout it. Along life’s road, Miranda encounters racism, domestic violence, rape, abandonment, addiction, and ultimately, the loves of her life: her children and another Indian woman. She writes with clarity and grace; and her poems are achingly beautiful. They are, as acclaimed poet Sandra Cisneros, says, “wondrous stuff.” Deborah Miranda has a brave and loving heart.