Part honest autobiography and part lyrical ode to the complex California landscape, this book is an entrancing invitation.

Ada Limón

 

 

 

Roberto Tejada’s stunning survey demonstrates that our contemporary “crisis” (rendered in border walls and family separations) constitutes no exception to the politics of the Americas. Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness considers a poetics of encounters (“the historically contingent events by which a subject is shaped”) across the contact zones of the Americas, offering  “provisional glimmers” across a variety of poetic and image-making practices.

-Susan Briante

 

We have been waiting for a historic retelling like this—that shows us what has been built and what exists underneath, as if we are gently running our hands down a striation and seeing how each layer came to be.

Analicia Sotelo

 

 

An immaculate meditation in prose, masterfully and poetically aligned. Examining cases from domestic abuse, to national (in)security, to cultural and familial traditions and stigmas, Sauer’s triangulation of histories, theories, and experience revalorizes the overlooked revolutions charged by women in both public and private spaces.

Laurie Ann Guerrero

 

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