Poetry. California Interest. Latino/Latina Studies. Freddy Gutierrez's 2015 collection of poetry.
"Our people need new prayers from our first tongues. NUEVA CUENTA shows that a soul in its lucid wandering is both the presentation of mathematical brilliance and visceral mystery; that the poet is the incarnation in a circle of instructors who crafts reminders that origin is future and every line of our story is food for beauty and resistance. Here is a song to take with you on our fight for liberation; to take with us on all of our returns to earth and essence. Be fit for the run...rise en masse." Tongo Eisen-Martin, author of SOMEONE'S DEAD ALREADY (Bootstrap Press, 2015)
"In Freddy Gutierrez's poetry, language skips and repeats like the past, in all its disastrous beauty, in order to sing a new future into being. He sings for himself and always others. In NUEVA CUENTA, a song of the land emerges, the story of European arrivals and indigenous resistance, the particularity of plants, the pain of history, the possibility of recovery, and the dream of a world that could be otherwise." Stephanie Young, author of URSULA OR UNIVERSITY (Krupskaya, 2013)"