Cenzontle
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Pub Date: 04/10/2018

Pages: 112

Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.

Imprint: BOA Editions Ltd.

ISBN 13: 9781942683537

ISBN 10: 1942683537

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / LGBTPOETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family *SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & ImmigrationPOETRY / American / Hispanic American

Cenzontle

By Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Brenda Shaughnessy

Price: $16.00

About the Book

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.