After Rubén

After Rubén

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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.



Author: Francisco Aragon
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Published: 05/05/2020
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781597098571

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/01/2020 pg. 17