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Beneath the Spanish - by Victor Hernandez Cruz (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Book theme: Hispanic American

Author: Victor Hernandez Cruz

Language: English

Street Date: October 10, 2017
TCIN: 78497043
UPC: 9781566894890
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-2273

Description

FROM "PUERTO RICO"

"To the bad times
give a happy face,
place a red amapola
in your black dark hair.
Revive the mummies,
the dead,
burst the bodies
out of the coffins
let's all walk to the plaza
this final time"

Reviews

"Short, punchy lines with telescoped syntax set the ongoing beat... A solid selection for neophytes and Cruz's fans alike." --Library Journal

"From one of the world's most eminent poets, Beneath the Spanish is a trumpeting source to draw from in this unsteady time. This book is a virtual encyclopedia of poetics histories in colonial resistances. Thoroughly steeped in signature inimitable musicality and flourishing image verse, this encompassing, jazz-inspired, paramount collection brings us to our knees and delivers us back into the beauty of life amidst all its human complications and conditions. Into the spirit stains, perfumes, and lingual intensities bridging migrations, languages, and cultures to reel in lucidity and create a balancing nest of home. A socially artistic creation by a seasoned genius, Beneath the Spanish is on time, in time, and Victor Hern�ndez Cruz delivers one of the most gorgeously stunning and remarkable contributions to the canon to date. Go on, lose yourself in this." --Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, author of Streaming

"Beneath the Spanish celebrates the evolution and musicality of language by taking you on a journey through the landscapes and cultures that formed the poet and his own bilingual expressions of self: Puerto Rico, California, New York, and Morocco." --Bustle

..".exuberant, spontaneous, fast-paced..." --American Poets

..".Victor Hernandez Cruz's Beneath the Spanish is a vibrant poetic manifesto designed to unite the scattered indigenous peoples of the world." --The Journal

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