Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Latino/a Studies. In this new collection, Ray Gonzalez locates the driven passion of poetry within his family, his ancestors, his people and their stories' root mysteries ... CABATO SENTORA is at once a ramifying and fulfilling book. - William Heyen. There is the voice of confinement in the pinecone, / a prism of laughter hiding in one shoulder, / mistaking the naked back for the need to run. (There). Ray Gonzalez firmly opposes the Romantic and Symbolist dualism between I and the other, self and world. For Gonzalez, the landscape is not external to himself, nor is the past cut off from the present. His work, then is insistently political, suggesting responsibilities, even when its ostensible subject matter is dream or art. When Gonzalez makes his cabato, like `the first man / who tied anything together,' it is language that he crosses with spirit. - Forest Gander. Other books by this American Book Award winning authir available from SPD are THE HEAT OF ARRIVALS (BOA), MIRRORS BENEATH THE EARTH (Curbstone) and WIT
Poems of psychological transition evoking magical realism in the tradition of Garcia Marquez.