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Juan Felipe Herrera

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The subjects of the poems in this collection range from elegiac tributes to those who have inspired the author-poet, to writings inspired by works of visual art, to dialogues between characters struggling with the collection’s core themes. All are primarily defined by thematically-central calls to revolution against what the author-poet portrays as a system of racism-defined exploitation and violence that affects and defines the situation of not only the Latinx community from which he emerges, but also the situation of other non-whites in the United States. In short, the collection tends to speak with a particular voice and perspective, but its words, ideas, and images have the potential to resound with a number of communities outside what is often referred to as the white, male, patriarchal orientation of economics and power in America.

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