My review of Luis H. Valadez’s what i’m on is live at the Latin American Review of Books.
Valadezâ€™s speaker continues to wrestle between the details of his life against the decisions forced upon him. The modern urban environment is filled with similar stories but Valadezâ€™s poems rise above these common tropes with bold leaps into experimental and fractured narratives that look to bring together the disparate pieces of the speaker to help him reach a new path.
Complete review is here.
Many thanks to Latin America Review of Books editor Gavin O’Toole (who also has a review of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Half the World in Light in this issue) and Francisco AragÃ³n (who reviews Poema by Maurice Kilwein Guevara) for the opportunity to share my thoughts on a book of poetry folks should be reading.