The Beat of an Immigrant Chicano by Juan Cardenas
"The Beat of an Immigrant Chicano is a book of poetry that shares my journey crossing the Mexican/US border when I was 10 years old, and the encounters of racism, and misunderstanding, and finally the epiphany of self-discovery and belonging, " by Juan Cardenas.
“Juan Cardenas redefines what it is to be a «Beat» poet taking the reader on a moving, courageous, and at times harrowing journey across physical, emotional and spiritual borders. The Beat of an Immigrant Chicano marks the welcome voice of an emerging 21st century Beat poet armed with fresh eyes that see past the truth of this United States of Reality Show.”
- S.A. Griffin, Poet, Actor, Editor, & Author of Dreams Gone Mad with Hope
“The Beat of an Immigrant Chicano carries a haunting voice that pulses with raw emotion. It reminds the reader to count our blessings and our blues. Juan Cardenas is el Chiapas of border words that resonate so deeply at this time.”
- Iris De Anda, Poet, Activist & Author of Codeswitch: Fires from Mi Corazon