AwardsSouthwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1987
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Winner of a Southwest Book Award. In these poems, Mora explores the political, cultural, social and emotional borders that divide people, forming their individual identities.
Check out Color of Silence: Sensory Imagery in Pat Mora’s Poem “Echoes”, a lesson plan from ReadWriteThink.com using "Echoes," a poem from Borders.
"We begin one of Mora’s poems as if embarking on an exploration of an unknown country. When we finish, we have learned so much about its topology we feel we can claim the land as ours. These are arduous expeditions, though, for both writer and reader."—El Paso Times