Bicycle in a Ransacked City

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Pub Date: 01/15/2019

Pages: 100

Publisher: Alice James Books

Imprint: Alice James Books

ISBN 13: 9781938584978

ISBN 10: 193858497X

Price: / $22.95 CAN$15.95

Category: POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

Bicycle in a Ransacked City

By Andrés Cerpa

Price: $15.95



About the Book

These quiet, descriptive poems blaze with an inferno of lamenting and loving muses as a son helplessly watches his father suffer from a debilitating illness. The inquisitive voice of the speaker gently paints an emotional landscape ranging from childhood to the present, while trying to find glimpses of happiness in the imminent sorrow.

About the Book

Emotional poems capture the suffering of a person struggling the inevitable loss of a parent.


Andrés Cerpa was raised in Staten Island, New York. He holds degrees from the University of Delaware and Rutgers University Newark. A recipient of a fellowship from the McDowell Colony and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Cider Press Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Devil's Lake, Perigee, RHINO and West Branch.