Speaking at a Time
Hablando a la Vez

Poetry by Amelia Díaz Ettinger

First Edition
Trade Paper
6×9, 90 pages, $15.00
August 1, 2015
Distributor: Ingram’s

Published by
redbat books
La Grande, OR

ISBN-10: 098959243X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9895924-3-7
LCCN: 2015943808

Book text set in Garamond Premier Pro

Amelia Díaz Ettinger’s book of poems, Speaking at a Time, is a gathering of poems about her father, her daughter, the town of Caguas, and the race track, among other things.
These recollections pulse with energy, and they echo the poetry of Lorca and Neruda. This is a strong, first book.

—PETER SEARS, Oregon Poet Laureate

In Speaking at a Time, Amelia Díaz Ettinger synthesizes cultures and languages, best symbolized by the book’s bi-lingual presentation,
while she continues to document and question what it means to be a Puerto Rican exile in Oregon. This is strong and honest work—filled with love and grief and eloquence.
With these solo pages, she joins her distant contemporaries—Victor Hernandez Cruz, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Tato Laviera.

—GEORGE VENN, Eastern Oregon University,  General Editor, Oregon Literature Series