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By Alberto Ríos

ISBN-10: 1556594798

ISBN-13: 9781556594793

"Rios inspires the mysterious and unforeseen forces that stay contained in the familiar."—The Washington Post

"Ríos gives you one other wonderful publication of poems, wealthy in impeccable metaphors, that experience the ordinariness of morning espresso and the crackle of thunderous wilderness storms. in a single sonnet, Ríos addresses injustice within the borderlands, taking pictures with mathematical precision the typical struggles that many migrants face—'The border is an equation looking for an equals sign.' a chain of sonnets approximately barren region flowers abounds with superb, magical imagery—'Bougainvilleas don't bloom—they bleed' and 'Apricots are eggs laid in timber via invisible golden hens.' Likewise, Ríos's bestiary sonnets overflow with inimitable similes, useful of a publication unto themselves—'Minnows are the place a river’s leg has fallen asleep' and 'Gnats are sneezes nonetheless flying around.' This strong quantity is definitely the right position to begin for readers new to Ríos and a prize for pro fans."—Booklist

In his 13th ebook, Alberto Rios casts an excessive barren region mild at the wealthy tales unfolding alongside the Mexico-US border. Peppered with Spanish and touches of magical realism, usual existence and its uncomplicated props—morning showers, spilled birdseed, wintry weather lemons—becomes an exploration of mortality and humanity, and the numerous probabilities of how lives may perhaps but be lived.

Mad Honey

Made from impressive rhododendron, toxic rhododendron,
Very difficult-to-pronounce rhododendron—whatever

Rhododendron even is—I must glance it up myself,
This note sounding overvalued, peacocky with its

Indianapolisly-long spelling, all these letters relocating in and out.
But the plant itself, the plant and the bees that locate it:

The bees see in its crimson flower, first, a red flower.
They don't spell it. they don't reside in worry of quizzes,

Purple delivering what it has to provide, unapologetic, with out further
Definition, crimson impossible to resist to the artist's and to the bee's eye—

Who can blame both one this first-grade impulse towards love?
Purple, continually donning anything low-cut . . .

Alberto Rios is the Poet Laureate of Arizona and host of the PBS application Books & Co. He was once a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award for his poetry quantity The Smallest Muscle within the Human Body. He teaches at Arizona country college and lives in Chandler, Arizona.

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