"I unmourn the murdered sissy of my youth,
the sack of discarded pigtails and puckered lips that
burst like an appendix. I hold my scar for the man
who’ll split it open with his gorgeous thumbs, who with his
teeth will liberate the pin-pierced mariposa of my tongue."
-- excerpt from the poem "Of Despots and Deities” by Rigoberto González. Gorgeous writing throughout this beautiful poetry book, Other Fugitives and Other Strangers.
--my book review in today's El Paso Times.
Read some poems from the book on the Tupelo Press website and Poetry Daily.