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LISTEN: Norma Cantu's Odes To The Elements Of The Periodic Table

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Norma Cantu

Norma Cantu is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. One of her projects is a collection she's working on called "Elemental Odes.”

"It's a play on Pablo Neruda's collection of Odas Elementales. I took it more literally," she says. "I'm taking the periodic table of the elements, and writing poems for each element."  Here are three of those.

More of Norma Cantu's poems, along with all of our WORD readings and bonus tracks, are archived on SoundCloud.

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