by Juan Felipe Herrera
Northwestern University Press, 1996
Paper: 978-1-880684-28-3
Library of Congress Classification PS3558.E74L68 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54


A "fin-de-siecle epic", Juan Felipe Herrera's After the Riots chronicles a ten-and-a-half hour love affair through the streets of Los Angeles, revealing a world marred by chaos and redeemed by beauty. These are wild poems that force us to consider the nature of our modern-day lives, the world around us, and the prospect of love in the shadow of hopelessness.