Machete: Poems

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6.0 X 8.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author
TOMÁS Q. MORÍN is the author of the memoir Let Me Count the Ways, forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, as well as the poetry collections Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He is coeditor, with Mari L'Esperance, of the anthology Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Rice University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Morín lives with his family in Texas.
"Morín's writing uses the mundane details of everyday a jumping-off point for creating fascinating and philosophical worlds." --LitHub

"[Morín's] writing cuts to the core with electrifying force . . . A promising and powerful new voice in American poetry, the Texas native arrives with a revealing anthology about suffering, self-identity and the trivial occasions that tie one's existence together . . . If you're not a big fan of poetry, Machete will make you one." --Nicholas Addison Thomas, The Free Lance-Star

"In his new collection, Machete, Mórin questions how to prepare his son for life in modern America. He explores the country's legacy of racism and the importance of joy as a survival tool." --Texas Standard

"Wonderfully intimate . . . Highlights Morín's versatility as a poet who fuses both content and form . . . I would rush out to buy a copy of Machete just to have a poem like 'Two Dolphins' on hand. Not only was I captivated by the sheer beauty and dexterity of the poem but I was struck by how rare it is to come across poems about fatherhood . . . If Morín wields language like a machete, it's to slash through ignorance, to clear a path for strollering his children onto a sidewalk, safe from traffic." --Julie Poole, Texas Observer

"Perceptive . . . Asks readers to go beyond seeing the world at face value, offering vivid descriptions and cutting political critique . . . Playful and piercing, this impressive collection demonstrates a radical kind of empathy." --Publishers Weekly