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San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla captures her hometownthe city of her ancestors for the past three centuriesin poems that celebrate its history as a cosmopolitan multilingual cultural crossroads. Discover San Antonios corazn in Tafollas poetry, accompanied by historic and contemporary photographs that convey its enduring sense of place. A century ago, San Antonio gave Oscar Wilde a thrill of strange pleasure. J. Frank Dobie claimed that every Texan has two hometownshis own and San Antonio, and Will Rogers declared it to be one of the three unique cities of America. To Larry McMurtry, San Antonio has kept an ambiance that all the rest of our cities lack. Carmen Tafolla calls forth the soul of this placethe holy home of the waters, called Yanaguana by los indiosand celebrates the many cultures that have made of it un rebozo bordado de culturas y colores.