El Campo dramatizes the lives of Mexican farm workers and their families, using two art forms with roots in folk tradition. Lyrical poems (in English) narrate moving stories about the sorrows, joys, and native beliefs of hardworking people; and images rendered in bold colors of these same people, painted in an heroic style reminiscent of the great muralist Diego Rivera. El Campo deals with complex issues that can both strengthen or weaken families. 16 color illustrations.
Juan Delgado is the author of three books of poetry, A Rush of Hands, El Campo, and Green Web. He is currently Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino.