Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "Renato Rosaldo's poetics were formed by Neruda and Herrera, by Lorca in Nueva York, and by his own upbringing in Tucson. There is the echoing sorrow of American racism, of illness and loss made at once rich yet stark in the diction of verse. But omnipresent is also a synergizing objectivity, a capacity to step outside of the personal brought by the poet's experience as a renowned anthropologist. This is the balanced, humane work of a mature artist, able to summon another dimension, one constructed from the raw materials of the self yet detached from it, able to make this journey from I to we."—David Moolten
"Renato Rosaldo writes 'A luminous mint and cinnamon breeze strokes my tongue and wrists.' His stunning poems sizzle and snap-you will not be the same after reading them. You will be clarified—sharper—more alive."—Naomi Shihab Nye
"An insider tip from Sandra Cisneros. Sip these poems in slow doses. Preferably aloud. Under a full moon. Into the sea shell of an exquisite ear. Take two before dreaming. Wake. Write your own."—Sandra Cisneros