Knocking on the Door of The White House

Latino and Latina Poets in Washington, D.C.

This is the first Spanish/English anthology of Latinx poetry from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. It features the work of twenty-four locally, nationally, and internationally recognized poetic voices. The groundbreaking verse of many of these poetas has helped establish D.C.'s powerful and vibrant poetry scene.


Edited by Luis Alberto Ambroggio, José R. Ballesteros, Carlos Parada Ayala

Translation Editors: Deborah Sobeloff, Burgi Zenhaeusern

Cover Art: Adolfo Gutierrez (

ISBN: 978-0-9888090-2-4
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017901446