After Rubén (Paperback)

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*Starred Booklist Review*

After Rub n unfolds as a decades-long journey in poems and prose, braiding the personal, the political & the historical, interspersing along the way English-language versions & riffs of a Spanish-language master: Rub n Dar o. Whether it's biting portraits of public figures, or nuanced sketches of his father, Francisco Arag n has assembled his most expansive collection to date, evoking his native San Francisco, but also imagining ancestral spaces in Nicaragua. Readers will encounter pieces that splice lines from literary forebearers, a moving elegy to a sibling, a surprising epistle from the grave. In short: a book that is both trajectory & mosaic, complicating the conversation surrounding poetry in the Americas--above all as it relates to Latinx and queer poetics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781597098571
ISBN-10: 1597098574
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English