Transcendental Train Yard by Norma E Cantú and Marta Sánchez
Transcendental Train Yard is a collection of color serigraphs accompanied by bilingual poems, in Spanish and English, inspired by the artwork. Transcendental Train Yard provides the reader a glimpse of the role the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American community. Artist Marta Sanchez and poet Norma Elia Cantú collaboratively render images and words that poignantly reflect specific periods in that history. The scholarly essays by Cortez and Haney and the evocative preface by noted Chicano scholar Tomás Ybarra Frausto bring an added depth.