Ra l S nchez's long-awaited 2nd book is a gift, a gateway, a harvest. These poems present and re-present our "tongue," our "language," our "culture and pride." Steeped in history and "blood blood blood" unforgotten and dignified, these poems are never what you expect yet are as familiar as an ancestral landscape. Deeply layered like culture itself, this book es una flor, multi-petalled, many-voiced - sin frontera and utterly unique. From rich love poems to Nerudaesque declamaci nes to canciones and cantos, this book represents as we were, and are, When There Were No Borders, by presenting the multiverse that is US of America through the voice of one, Ra l S nchez, crossing borders.