Andrés Montoya

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Andrés Montoya (May 18, 1968 – May 26, 1999) was a Chicano poet.


  • …and i am learning to hope
    like a bird
    its first
    with wind
    and sun
    like an orange
    to take flight
    into the mouth
    of a boy
    in summer…
  • i have found
    the face
    of story
    lying again.
    i’m tired.
    i’m a moth
    on sunday.
    i’m rain
    for a cup’s
    crippled rim…

Quotes about Montoya[edit]

  • The late Andrés Montoya was my first influence, and the largest…He believed that poetry fueled personal, societal and cultural liberation. He wrote about the downtrodden, the poor, the factory workers and the drug-addicted. He beautified what some deemed ugly and taught me that poetry is for all the people around you. I saw what language could do. We talked for hours about poetry, politics and race. I had found my first brother in poetry…

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