Download PDF by Sasha Pimentel,Gregory Pardlo: For Want of Water: and other poems (National Poetry Series)

By Sasha Pimentel,Gregory Pardlo

ISBN-10: 0807027855

ISBN-13: 9780807027851

Searing verses set at the Mexican border approximately battle and dependancy, love and sexual violence, grief and loss, from an American e-book Award–winning writer.  Selected by way of Gregory Pardlo as winner of the nationwide Poetry Series.
 
El Paso is likely one of the most secure towns within the usa, whereas around the river, Ciudad Juárez suffers a heritage of femicides and a awful drug battle. Witnessing this, a Filipina’s existence unravels as she attempts to like an addict, the murders turning out to be only a city—but the breadth of a country—away. This assortment weaves the non-public with contemporary heritage, the family with the tragic, asking how a lot “a physique will hold,” attaining from the border to the poet’s personal Philippines. those poems thirst within the barren region, wish for water, looking out the brutal and gentle territories among our bodies, households, and nations.

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