Sunday, August 12, 2007
YOUR OWN WORDS - Dallas Morning News feature in today's issue
(photo credit to RICKY MOON/Special Contributor)
YOUR OWN WORDS
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, August 12, 2007
Poet, playwright, publisher (Tejana Tongue Press)
What she's reading: Mahcic: Selected Poems, by Tomás Riley
Why: "This book of poems, published by Calaca Press in 2005, was recently mailed to me by Riley himself, who is a friend and colleague based in the Bay Area. Mahcic is the name of Tomás' first-born son, and the poems, reminiscent of the best work of Victor Hernandez Cruz (Snaps) and David Henderson (De Mayor of Harlem), show the scope of interrogations a 21st-century first-time father cannot help but make as he reckons with sociopolitical and family history. A swollen, visceral, tri-cultural, spanglish mash-up, spilled-out dictionary of words that fell just right, make your noggin go tight with a homegrown cool mint light that I like."
(Edited by Lesley Téllez for the Dallas Morning News)
To see the article at the DMN site, click on this link.