Some of the Light: New and Selected Poems


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Beacon Press
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5.57 X 8.48 X 0.55 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Tim Z. Hernandez is an award-winning author, research scholar, and performer. His work includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the American Book Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award. Hernandez holds a BA from Naropa University and an MFA from Bennington College, and is an associate professor with the University of Texas at El Paso's bilingual MFA program in creative writing. He lives in El Paso, Texas, with his 2 children.


"An indispensable primer to an accomplished poet who seems only to be getting started."
--Booklist, Starred Review

"A titan--unafraid to take to the road, get his hands dirty, to fully immerse himself in the world of his subjects."
--Juan Felipe Herrera, former US Poet Laureate

"Some of the Light arrives to remind us that Hernandez has been turning over the stones, cradling them, and tumbling them in his mouth until he can taste and recite every fissure and form that must be sung. It awakens the inner light that empires, trials and tribulations, others, and even the self have attempted to extinguish and failed. Hernandez lets the light radiate, and we must follow."
--Anthony Cody, author of Borderland Apocrypha

"What does it mean to refract and be a refraction of the world we inhabit? In Some of the Light, Tim Z. Hernandez reminds us that memory is only a confluence of our desires--to hold on--to rebuild from the intimacies of loss toward a reclamation of self. He cleaves open language--with all its gorgeous failures."
--Felicia Zamora, author of Quotient