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University Press of Kentucky

Wonderful Wasteland and Other Natural Disasters: Poems

Wonderful Wasteland and Other Natural Disasters: Poems

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When Hurricane María unleashed its devastation onto Puerto Rico, thousands of lives were lost to the storm in what was the island's worst natural disaster on record. With so much of the recovery still underway and the scars still fresh, its citizens continue to contend with the reality that life on the island has fundamentally changed.

In his first collection of poems written in English, La Torre Lagares journeys through his memory in an effort to recompose his shattered land. Togethe

Author: Elidio La Torre Lagares
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 09/30/2019
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.19d
ISBN: 9780813178226

About the Author

Elidio La Torre Lagares earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. His work has appeared in a number of journals and magazines, including CENTRO Journal, Azahares, Sargasso, Acentos Review, Nagari, Malpaís Review, and Ariel Chart. He teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

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