A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America

by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Foreword by Brenda Shaughnessy

Published by: BOA Editions Ltd.

Imprint: BOA Editions Ltd.

112 Pages, 7.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781942683537
  • Published: April 2018


Winner of the 2019 GLCA New Writers Award
An NPR Best Book of 2018

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.