Luis Garcia, Junior, English, is also vice-president of the English Honor Society Club, Sigma Tau Delta. He writes, "The poem "Americana" was written on September 11, to express the inner feeling and concern I feel as a Hispanic-American on the issue of being an "American." I was inspired to write "Con Los Ojos Cerrados" (With Our Eyes Shut) by two different sources. The first was one of my favorite poems, the poem by Octavio Paz by the same title. I was also inspired by what I have been learning about how humans have dealt, deal and will deal with difference in our past, present and future societies."
CU Commons Citation
"With Our Eyes Shut,"
The Promethean: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://commons.cu-portland.edu/promethean/vol13/iss2/6