These poems of love and resistance testify to the survival of a young Xicano coming of age in the U.S. and Mexico, coming out, facing HIV, and facing himself, body and soul.
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"this is/beauty that illuminates your heart/humor that lands so deep/you bleed without feeling the cut."
Sharon Bridgforth, Lambda Literary
Award-winning author of the bull-jean
stories and love conjure/blues
"Uncompromising and hopeful, cínico y cariñoso, Santo de la Pata Alzada is the courageous debut by our talented queer/marica/loca poet, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano. Es un loibro y cancionero de lenguas locas, de poesía perversa, del amor y el coraje del desterrado maricón llegando de nuevo a su ser. It is a young queer compañero's search for light for our futures and our pasts. ¡Bienvenido sea nuestro nuevo santo con su ardiente homoherencia."
Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, University of
California - Santa Barbara
"If a virgin can give birth to a savior, then surely a queen, a poet, a heretic can await his second coming with a pen, a knife and a bold new truth to hold to his throat. Santo de la Pata Alzada reads like a new sacred text, one that lifts anyone who has "fallen from grace." Each poem is an altar all, inviting you, on your bare feet, in your chanclas, in your pumps, to take the walk and receive and reclaim your body: free, healed and blessed."
Marvin K. White, Lambda Literary Award-
nominated author of Last Rights and
Nothin' Ugly Fly
"Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano is an inspiring new voice, crafting his world with provocative imagery and language. His words will resonate in your heart."
Emanuel Xavier, Lambda Literary Award-
nominate author of Christ-Like, Pier
Queen, and Americano