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The Iceworker Sings And Other Poems

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. The late AndrA[a�As Montoya's THE ICEWORKER SINGS AND OTHER POEMS evokes a world of machines and violence as it confronts a culture that has abandoned hope. His poems are stories, prayers, and letters that foster a spiritual resolve in the midst of a chaotic and concrete reality that denies the holy. Primarily urban and intensely personal, hi ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
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Lisha Adela
May 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lisha Adela by: Bilingual Press
The late Andrés Montoya captured back street, forgotten street and often violent barrio life in these haunting poems. The influence of Phillip Levine, his mentor and writing teacher, is very prevalent in his work. This book is the Latino/Chicano American Book Award winner and deserves much praise. The abandoned culture of not being quite Mexicano or fitting in the prevalent Anglo culture is so haunting. Mixed identity combined with the haunting pain of his world, a macho world of screams, makes ...more
Jan 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Andres and I were both students in Peter Everwine's introductory poetry workshop, back in 1990, and I had the privilege of reading some of his earliest poems. I still remember the title of one of them, "A Crack in the Ceiling." It was clear even then, even to the poetry rookie that I was, that Andres was going to be a great poet.

So it's extremely difficult to have to deal with the fact that he only ever got to complete one book before he passed away.

It's clear, then, that it's impossible for m
Aug 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
On a first read: A great examination of the speaker trapped in both geographic & cultural place. Even better when the speaker realizes that (s)he is complicit in that forced identity. Definitely deserves another read.
Sasha Lopez-Ramirez
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm not one for reading poems yet this book i must say i enjoyed. It was openly expressed, not trying hard to shock or make statements, it was words expressed by his personal experience. Great book, almost done.
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