La Voz de Amor, released in September 2016, is a book of Spanish poetry written by Servando Cárdenas. The poet looks at love from a romantic, familial, patriotic, cultural and spiritual perspective and provides great insights into Tejano culture.
The book is also a labor of love for co-editor Alfredo E. Cárdenas, son of the poet. His co-editor, Javier Villarreal, PhD is a recently retired professor of Spanish from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Continue reading La Voz de Amor is now available at an online bookstore near you
MCM Books will soon release its second book. La Voz de Amor is scheduled for release later this summer, perhaps as soon as the end of July. The book is a collection of Spanish poetry written by Servando Cardenas, mostly in the 1930s although several date to the 1940s and at least one to the 1970s.
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Motivos de Navidad
por Servando Cardenas
Sabed vosotros, los que en Nochebuena
tenéis tranquilidad y dicha plena
y en vuestra mesa deliciosa cena
y lumbre en vuestro hogar:
Que ya las noches de tristeza y luto
de mi alma huyeron, y también disfruto,
como vosotros ese gran tributo
divino de gozar.
Continue reading Motivos de Navidad: Spanish Christmas poem from upcoming book
During his lifetime my father, Servando Cardenas, wrote hundreds if not thousands of poems. Unfortunately, over time, many of them were lost either in moves, in floods or perhaps discarded. Those that remain will appear in our next book entitled “La Voz de Amor” scheduled for release in the Spring of 2016.
Continue reading Book of poems scheduled for release in Spring 2016