A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (Andrés Montoya Poetry by Laurie Ann Guerrero

By Laurie Ann Guerrero

jam-packed with the nuanced good looks and complexity of the everyday—a pot of beans, a goat carcass, embroidered linens, a grandfather’s cancer—A Tongue within the Mouth of the loss of life trips throughout the inherited worry of production and destruction. The histories of South Texas and its humans spread in Laurie Ann Guerrero’s stirring language, together with the dehumanization of fellows and its outcomes on ladies and kids. Guerrero’s tongue turns into a palpable border, occupying these liminal areas that either unite and divide, inviting readers to contemplate that that's identified and unknown: the physique. Guerrero explores not only the best, however the skill to talk and struggle for oneself, one's little ones, one's community—in poems that testify how, too frequently, we fail to notice the ability mirrored within the mirror.

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