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Martin A. Ramos

Ramos’ stories have appeared in Chiricú and Latino Stuff Review. His poetry has appeared in Dragonfly, Rattle, Latino Stuff Review, and Writer’s Digest. His work has appeared online in The Cortland Review, Red River Review and Gold Dust Magazine. His short story, “The Way of the Machete,” appeared in the anthology One World, published by New Internationalist.


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PlaceNames; Hormigueros  11 (Essay)


A raging bull and the appearance of the Blessed Virgin. An unlikely combination, if one were to contemplate it in the modern sense. But four centuries ago, precisely this juxtaposition of mundane and supernatural led to the founding of Hormigueros, my hometown in Puerto Rico — the largest of the group of islands in the Caribbean known as the Lesser Antilles (or, if you prefer, the smallest island of the Greater Antilles).





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