The whispers of buried lives. The silence of a growing resistance. The stigma of poverty. In poems that deal honestly with the realities of urban life, Juan Delgado explores the boundaries we cross daily, whether dramatizing the effects of drive-by shootings, unfolding a labor protest that “spreads across the city like a prayer,” or summoning a ghostlike immigrant damned to retrace his journey across the border.
Juan Delgado is the author of three books of poetry, A Rush of Hands, El Campo, and Green Web. He is currently Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino.