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Fractures
by Carlos Andrés Gómez
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-299-32994-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3607.O4876F73 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In his landmark debut, Carlos Andrés Gómez interrogates race, gender, sexuality, and violence to explore some of the most pressing issues of our time. These poems address the complexities and nuances of toxic masculinity, assimilation, homophobia, and the joy and anguish of trying to raise Black children in America. Gómez casts an uncompromising eye toward both brutality and tenderness, going where we are most uncomfortable and lingering in moments of introspection that reveal fear, grief, or hatred. Birthed at a breaking point, these poems carve open silence, revealing fissures that welcome the light. Unflinching, poignant, and powerful, Fractures is both a gut punch and a balm.

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