Renato Rosaldo writes in English and Spanish. His first book, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña, published in Saltillo, Mexico by ICOCULT in 2003, won an American Book Award, 2004. Individual poems won the poetry contests of El Andar, 2000, and Many Mountains Moving, 2005. Hie poetry has appeared in such magazines as Prairie Schooner and Many Mountains Moving.
I look for you in your office.
A suite donated by a magnate.
The man gets whatever he wants.
Vines spread through your office
in the wing of an outdoor bungalow
on a small incline. Below, outside a fence,