first edition of Diego Luna's Insider Tips available now at SPDBooks.org
directly through MMM Press by mail order.
An internationally known cultural anthropologist, Renato
Rosaldo started writing poetry in English and Spanish while recovering from
a stroke in 1996. His first book of poetry, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo
a la mujer araña (ICOCULT, Saltillo, MX), received an American
Book Award (2004). This collection, Diego Luna’s Insider Tips,
won the Many Mountains Moving poetry book prize for 2009. Individual poems
won the El Andar contest (2000) and the Many Mountains Moving contest (2005).
He is currently a Professor of Cultural Anthropology at New York University
and Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences Emeritus at Stanford University.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The author
of Culture and Truth and Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974, Rosaldo
found “bridges” between anthropology and poetry and coined a
term—“antropoeta”—to describe the way he can move
back and forth between the two modes of writing.
edition ISBN 13: 978-1-886976-26-9
SPD or MMM Press
Luna's Insider Tips
by Renato Rosaldo, winner of the MMM poetry book prize for 2009, selected
by Martiìn Espada