Border-Crosser With a Lamborghini Dream

Border Crosser With a Lamborghini Dream From one of the prominent Chicano poets writing today comes a collection of poems to take your breath away With dazzling speed and energy Juan Felipe Herrera sends readers rocketing through verbal sp

  • Title: Border-Crosser With a Lamborghini Dream
  • Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
  • ISBN: 9780816519323
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • From one of the prominent Chicano poets writing today comes a collection of poems to take your breath away With dazzling speed and energy, Juan Felipe Herrera sends readers rocketing through verbal space in a celebration of the rhythms and textures of words that will make you want to shout, dance, and read out loud Lika a wild ride in a fast car, Border Crosser with a LaFrom one of the prominent Chicano poets writing today comes a collection of poems to take your breath away With dazzling speed and energy, Juan Felipe Herrera sends readers rocketing through verbal space in a celebration of the rhythms and textures of words that will make you want to shout, dance, and read out loud Lika a wild ride in a fast car, Border Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream moves at breakneck speed, a post Lorca journey across the new millennium terrain Words careen through space and time, through blighted urban landscapes, past banjos and bees, past AIDS faces and mad friars, past severed heads and steel toed border crosser boots To the rhythm of The Blue Eyed Mambo that Unveils My Lover s Belly and the sounds of the Last Mayan Acid rock band, Herrera races through the hallucinations of a nation that remains just outside of paradise With dazzling poems that roar from the darkest corners of our minds toward an ecstatic celebration of the lushness of language, Border Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream is a celebration of a world that is both sacred and cruel, a world of Poesy Chicano style undone wild by one of the most daring poets of our time.

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    • Amy says:

      I have absolutely no idea what the poems in this book are saying. None. The words are a mish-mash of sound, of meaning, of movement, and when they are combined together, for the most part they make no literal sense. And yet, their sound, their meaning, and their movement create these fantastic pictures that leave you puzzled and strangely contemplative at the same time. You know these poems are saying something, and suddenly you feel like you're on a peyote-fueld quest to try to uncover what tha [...]

    • George says:

      Juan Felipe Herrera's grasp of culture and his associative reach are one of a kind.

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