My Book of the Dead: New Poems


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High Road Books
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7.7 X 8.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator, and scholar. Born and raised in Chicago, her award winning, bestselling titles include the novels So Far from God, The Guardians, Peel My Love like an Onion, and Sapogonia, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and the poetry collection I Ask the Impossible. She has received numerous awards, including the 2018 PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award, the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement, and was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.


Ana Castillo's latest work, My Book of the Dead, is a powerful testament to strength and resilience. Its historical references to the struggles our communities have endured and its addressing of political perils and climate crises are lessons needed for this time.--Nancy Mercado, author of It Concerns the Madness
In My Book of the Dead you do not delve into the sweet hereafter as if in a level of Dante's Hell, but into the mystical, magical realism breathing life into the quiescence of the everlasting moment of the here and now, caught up in the impossible duende of a poet whose every palabra celebrates and embraces la vida. The Egyptians may have had Osiris, but we have Ana Castillo and her honey for Oshun.--Tony Medina, author of Death, With Occasional Smiling

These are poems that will immerse you in the various rhythms of life and death--while also reminding us of the rage, joys, sorrows, desires, and dolores of both.--Francisco J. Galarte, author of Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Ana Castillo offers us the consolations of poetry in the face of current crises of incipient neofascism, entrenched racism, surveillance states, financial inequality, and precarity. . . I am awed by the scale, depths, stretches, bilingual inflections, and powerful ironies of her words that are more necessary than ever in our traumatized world.--Azade Seyhan, author of Heinrich Heine and the World Literary Map: Redressing the Canon