The Book of Ruin
Featured on “I Reject Walls”: A 2019 Poetry Preview in NPR
These poems consider the history–and uncertain future–of the Americas, particularly regarding the danger of climate change, and suggest a line from colonialism toward a shattering “Apocalipsixtlán.”
From “PARABLE of A Brief History of Fathers Searching for Their Sons” from The Book of Ruin
There’s a man who sits on the shore every morning,
staring at the sea. And the sea stares back, defiantly.
It won’t release its secrets. I’ll give you an answer
if I take what you’re offering me, says the sea…