September 21st, 2005

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Five Poems About Vietnam

Leroy V. Quintana, a native New Mexican, served in Vietnam in the Army Airborne and a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit in 1967-68. His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Two of his poetry collections, Sangre and The History of Home won the American Book Award. Along with Virgil Suarez and Victor Hernandez Cruz, Quintana co-edited Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets. Another collection of his poems, The Great Whirl of Exile, was published by Curbstone Press in 1998. Quintana is on the English faculty at Mesa College, San Diego.

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