Wow! I love María Meléndez's poetry:
"We slip into the continuum
of women destroyed or nearly destroyed,
women who surface in frightening forms
and wreak their stories on shores."
excerpt from "A Secret by Lady Poets" by María Meléndez forthcoming in The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry edited by Francisco Aragón. Read the whole poem here on Sharkforum, in an entry that describes the anthology (my title poem from Solstice here too).
Sharkforum on The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry
Also check out Maria's book How Long She'll Last in the World.