Marcelo Hernandez Castillo; CENZONTLE; BOA Editions, Ltd. (Nonfiction: Poetry) 16.00 ISBN: 9781942683537
Byline: Matt Sutherland
Mama never said there'd be debuts like these, presenting new poets who arrive with unforeseen, indescribable gifts. Over the mountains of Tijuana at age five, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo's journey included an MFA at the University of Michigan -- the first undocumented student ever -- on to teaching positions at Sacramento State University and Ashland University. Cenzontle recently won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.
Yes, we drowned, then changed our minds, then drowned again, because we could, because no one would know the difference --