Beautiful Wall by Ray Gonzalez

By Ray Gonzalez

WINNER OF THE 2016 MINNESOTA e-book AWARD FOR POETRY

"[Beautiful Wall] is infused with mythos and formality, even if it’s a pilgrim discovering respite contained in the clean sanctuary of a cathedral’s coloration, or a vacationer examining historical ruins...Gonzalez maintains his priceless function in American literature.”

-Diego Báez, Booklist

“Gonzalez has a fashion of mixing the magical with the typical and nature with the area of the relatives to provide poems lush with empathy.”

-Library Journal

"Gonzalez...has confirmed himself as a author of place....[In his poems] panorama turns into a palimpsest the place no unmarried narrative reigns."

-Publishers Weekly

Beautiful Wall takes us on a profound trip throughout the deserts of the Southwest the place the ever-changing usual panorama and an competitive border tradition rewrite intolerance and ethnocentric concept into human background. Inextricably associated with his Mexican ancestry and American upbringing, Ray Gonzalez's new assortment mounts the wall among the present realities of violence and politics, and a stunning, never-to-be-forgotten past.

Ray Gonzalez is the writer of fifteen books of poetry. The recipient of various awards, together with a 2002 Lifetime fulfillment Award from the Southwest Border local Library organization, he's a professor on the collage of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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