A House Waiting for Music
Poetry. After winning the 2002 Tupelo Chapbook award presented by judge Ray Gonzlez, a full-length version of David Hernandez's imaginative, heartfelt work became inevitable. The author's eyes rove the landscape of his experience and focus on the details of shadows, his words giving a fresh accent to the pathos and unavoidable humor of loss. A new voice that's loud, lucid...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Tupelo Press
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This is what "accessible" poetry can and should be: razor sharp, a window into understanding that doesn't sacrifice strangeness. Anxiety, especially as related to disease and accident, hovers at the edge of these poems (or maybe that's just where my head is these days): Unacknowledged cancer is a fish caught, injured and released. Humor, cruelty and love dance with pop culture and pharmaceuticals in Hernandez's tight lines. Although a few of the poems feel like "early work" (and I think they are...more