Leroy V. Quintana
102 pages, perfect bound, paper, 1990; $10.00; ISBN: 0-9628524-5-7.
"The characters in Interrogations have been given genuine depth, and in a few succinct lines they emerge as sharply defined human beings, not as caricatures."
----Jon Forrest Glade, American Book Review (April-May 1994)
----Yusef Komunyakaa, author of Dien Cai Dau
The cover of this book features a watercolor made from a snapshot of Quintana's Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. The short poems inside make art of the brief glimpses of his tour in Viet Nam. The collection of sharp, sudden poems from Viet Nam mounts to a longer moral address to former President Bush written just after the Gulf war. Introduce your students to the details of jungle fighting, the perspective of a Chicano soldier, and the mature view of a poet who was a soldier once.