"This collection is amazing. It soars, leaps, and also bows down to the earth and its dark bones. What I love about Medrano's work is his sincerity and his touching reach, his tender voices. . . . Medrano is ahead of his cadre. His reach is expansive." --- Juan Felipe Herrera, University of California, Riverside
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Michael Luis Medrano's Born in the Cavity of Sunsets Forthcoming from Bilingual Review Press
Can't wait for this---available for pre-order now, due September 30, 2009 from Bilingual Review Press: Michael Luis Medrano's first collection of poems, Born in the Cavity of Sunsets. This press is the one that brought you Andres Montoya's the ice worker sings and other poems. I've respected Mike's poems for years and have looked forward to this book for a while now. Exciting to see it happening. Mike's got an MFA from the University of Minnesota, and he is the creator and co-host of the poetry radio program, Pakatelas, here in Fresno. His poems bristle with new images collaged with a rare visionary grit. I hope you'll check out the book.