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Elegies in Blue: A Book of Poems

Benjamin Alire S�enz

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ISBN 10: 0938317644 / ISBN 13: 9780938317647
Editorial: Cinco Puntos Press
Usado Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Light general wear/soiling. May have light notes/highlighting. Paperback. N° de ref. de la librería CF3-01795

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Título: Elegies in Blue: A Book of Poems

Editorial: Cinco Puntos Press

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Good

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Benjamin Saenz writes, "In the desert, we live in a desert of translation." That is exactly what he sets out to do, in this, his third book of poems—translate experience into words. He writes of history and learning and death. He writes of loss and knowledge and the difficulties of coming to terms with the harsh and untamable landscape of the border. Ultimately, his elegies are "stones that praise the lives" of those who have given him words.

In the tradition of Latin American literature, Saenz believes that poetry should be part of the public discourse and not shunted aside as irrelevant to our country's larger issues. Here he maps out personal, political and spiritual histories. He speaks about political and literary heroes, anti-heroes and everyday people, and he remembers his growing up Chicano in the Catholic world of the U.S./Mexico Border. From these elements, he creates a philosophy of speaking publicly as poet.

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“Elegies in Blue” again establishes Benjamin Saenz as the “must-read” poet of our times: a man who sings truths, often clothed in discomfort, but nonetheless what we need to save us. Large and full, these poems arrest our hearts and rouse us to act. Poems that can do that belong among the best.

Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

These poems, bold and brave, are full of crisp and clean words. Mestizo words. They vibrate with the language of the border, that code-switching linguistic juggling that we who speak that language engage in unconsciously and without excuse.

Norma Cantú

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Housing Works Used Book Cafe is an independent open bookstore in New York City that presents great used, new and antiquarian books, good coffee, the opportunity to hear from many of the best writers and performers in America and the chance to make a difference in the fight against AIDS and Homelessness, in New York City and the world. We are a non-profit bookstore relying on volunteers to help run the store. Housing Works provides housing, health care, job training and advocacy for people living with HIV and AIDS. Fighting AIDS One Book At A Time

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