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Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut
by Vickie Vértiz
University of Arizona Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-8165-3511-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8165-3758-7
Library of Congress Classification PS3622.E78A6 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut uses both humor and sincerity to capture moments in time with a sense of compassion for the hard choices we must make to survive. Vértiz’s poetry shows how history, oppression, and resistance don’t just refer to big events or movements; they play out in our everyday lives, in the intimate spaces of family, sex, and neighborhood. Vértiz’s poems ask us to see Los Angeles—and all cities like it—as they have always been: an America of code-switching and reinvention, of lyric and fight.

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