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