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Poetry by Diana Marie Delgado: Tracing the Horse

Set in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, Diana Marie Delgado’s debut poetry collection 

follows the coming-of-age of a young Mexican-American woman trying to make sense of who she is amidst a family and community weighted by violence and addiction.

With bracing vulnerability, the collection chronicles the effects of her father’s drug use and her brother’s incarceration, asking the reader to consider reclamation and the power of the self.

Diana Marie Delgado is the author of Tracing the Horse and the chapbook Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust. She is the recipient of numerous grants, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of Columbia University she currently resides in Tucson, where she is the Literary Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona.

Come back with me
to the ruins.
We will look
through family
photographs;
I can show you
what the wind
and I did.
Who keeps
the stars
from falling
out of the sky?

Diana Marie Delgado
fragment from: Never Mind I’m Dead

Series: New Poets of America (Book 43)
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.
September 10, 2019
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942683871
ISBN-13: 978-1942683872
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
$ 17.00

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