Francisco Alarcón (1954-2016),
Chicano poet, children’s author and professor at UC Davis,
was the author of 10 volumes of poetry, including, From the
Other Side of Night / Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected
Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), Sonetos a la
locura y otras penas/Sonnets to Madness and Other
Misfortunes (Creative Arts Book Company 2001), No Golden
Gate for Us (Pennywhistle Press 1993), Snake Poems: An
Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992), De amor
oscuro/Of Dark Love (Moving Parts Press 1991, and 2001),
Body in Flames/Cuerpo en llamas (Chronicle Books l990).
His book of bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of
the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú, was published by
Children’s Book Press of San Francisco.