Exiles of Desire Devises a New Module for a Poet
During his well-traveled childhood as the son of farm laborers, Juan Felipe Herrera lived in my home town of Escondido. In Spanish, the name means hidden. So I read this book and followed the poems north to Los Angeles, the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco. And it was more than a California trip. Herrera leads from the historical events like the killing of Ruben Salazar to science fiction.
"Who listens if they cannot gain power, if they cann...more