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The poems in Juan Luna' s Revolver both address history and attempt to transcend it through their exploration of the complexity of diaspora. Attending to the legacy of colonial and postcolonial encounters, Luisa A. Igloria has crafted poems that create links of sympathetic human understanding, even as they revisit difficult histories and pose necessary questions about plac ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by University of Notre Dame Press
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Rob the Obscure
Typically when I go through a paperback book of poetry for the first time, I dog ear the pages for poems that I like, so I can go back to them. That was an exercise in futility with this collection - practically all of the pages would be dog eared.

This is top-tier stuff, an advanced class in writing poetry that is not only good, but important. Igloria has captured history, culture, exploitation, beauty, love, geography, and core alienation in a way that is never sentimental, often so true it hu
Jan 04, 2009 Barbara marked it as to-read
I recently read with Luisa Igloria for her San Francisco Juan Luna's Revolver book launch event, in which she did read a selection of poems from this collection. I have always loved what I suppose is called the "lushness" and richness of Luisa's language. As well, she handles the turns in a narrative so well that we aren't ever made to be aware of its seams. Looking forward to reading this very much.
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LUISA A. IGLORIA (previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariño) is poet and Associate Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program and Department of English, Old Dominion University. Her work has appeared or will be forthcoming in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Poetry East, Smartish Pace, Rattle, The North Americ ...more
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