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Empire (Camino del Sol)


Mega Sale! Save 28% on the Empire (Camino del Sol) by University of Arizona Press at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Using both lyrical and narrative forms, these concise verses explore a family history set against the larger backdrop of Mexican history,


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Using both lyrical and narrative forms, these concise verses explore a family history set against the larger backdrop of Mexican history, immigration, and landscapes of the Southwest. The poet’s delicate touch lends these poems an organic quality that allows her to address both the personal and the political with equal grace. Straightforward without being simplistic or reductive, these poems manage to be intimate without seeming self-important.

This distinctive collection ranges from the frighteningly whimsical image of Cortés dancing gleefully around a cannon to the haunting and poignant discovery of a dead refugee boy seemingly buried within the poet herself. The blending of styles works to blur the lines between subjects, creating a textured narrative full of both imagination and nuance.

Ultimately, Empire situates individual experience in the wider social context, highlighting the power of poetry as song, performance, testimony, and witness. Addressing themes such as war, family, poverty, gender, race, and migration, Candelaria gives us a dialogue between historical and personal narratives, as well as discreet “conversations” between content and form.

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Manufacturer:University of Arizona Press
Publisher:University of Arizona Press
Studio:University of Arizona Press
EAN:9780816528820
Item Weight:0.3 pounds
Item Size:0.4 x 9 x 9 inches
Package Weight:0.31 pounds
Package Size:5.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches

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