by Chris Faatz, March 17, 2008 12:17 PM
Winner of the American Book Award, Homegirls and Handgrenades is strong, heroic, and deeply moving. The poems, ranging from haiku to fairly traditional free verse to longish story-like poems, are devastating. They speak of drugs and loyalty, politics and love, in a way that few books do. Read this marvelous book; cherish it. Make it a part of you. It's that kind of book.