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Judy Lucero
American poet

Judy Lucero

Judy Lucero
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Intro American poet
Is Poet Writer
From United States of America
Field Literature
Gender female
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Judy A. Lucero (nom de plume, #21918) was a Chicana prisoner poet, cited as a legend among Latina feminists. Lucero had a particularly tough life, becoming a heroin addict after being introduced to drugs at the age of eleven by one of her stepfathers, losing two children and dying in prison at the age of 28 from a brain hemorrhage.


Lucero's poems were published in 1973 in De Colores Journal, Memoriam: Poems of Judy Lucero after her death.

In her poem "I Speak an Illusion" she "articulates the contradictions of her Chicana experience while lamenting the apparently unbreakable bonds that incarcerate her."

Juan Gómez-Quiñones and Irene Vásquez highlight her work as advocating women's strength, such as in "Jail-Life Walk" which they refer to as "simply gripping".

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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