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A Rush of Hands (Camino del Sol)by Juan Delgado
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The whispers of buried lives. The silence of a growing resistance. The stigma of poverty. In haunting images, Juan Delgado explores the boundaries we cross daily.
These poems deal honestly with the realities of urban life, whether dramatizing the effects of drive-by shootings, unfolding a labor protest that "spreads across the city like a prayer," or summoning a ghostlike immigrant damned to retrace his journey across the border. Daily and historical struggles are elevated to the level of myth. Yet, amid these poems there are images of life and love: a girl leaving hickeys rich as chocolate, a boy pledging to rescue his mother from poverty, a man studying the desert ground for tracks signaling immigrants in distress.
Delgado is unflinching in showing us the harshness surrounding the lives he cherishes, and with resonant details and lyrical language he urges us to examine those lives-and ultimately our own. A Rush of Hands is a spellbinding book that will captivate both the ear and the heart.
A Rush of Hands deals honestly with urban realities, with lyrical and narrative poems about social unrest--drive-by shootings, border crossings, and labor protests.
About the Author
Juan Delgado is the author of two previous books of poetry, El Campo and Green Web. He is currently Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino.
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