Cenzontle
ISBN: 1942683537
EAN13: 9781942683537
Language: English
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Format: Paperback
Publisher: BOA Editions
Book Overview
An NPR Best Book of 2018 In this highly lyrical, imagistic debut, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo creates a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border. These poems explore the emotional fallout of immigration, the illusion of the American dream via the fallacy of the nuclear family, the latent anxieties of living in a queer brown undocumented body within a heteronormative marriage, and the ongoing search for belonging. Finding solace in the resignation to sheer possibility, these poems challenge us to question the potential ways in which two people can interact, love, give birth, and mourn--sometimes all at once.