This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting the dazzling debut collection of poet Eduardo C. Corral. The first Latino winner of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets prize, Corral has been roundly praised for vividly portraying his experiences as a Chicano and gay man with a Robert Hayden-like resistance to reductivism. In Slow Lightning, he mixes colloquial Spanish and English into sensual and sobering sonnets and free verse that touch on everything from illegal immigration to Freda Kahlo to difficult memories of family and lovers. So don’t miss this engaging new collection, sample a poem below, and make sure to stop back next month for Poetry 365.
October 14, 2012