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Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez

Museum of the Americas

Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez
Oct 02, 2018 | 112 Pages
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Praise for J. Michael Martinez’s debut collection, Heredities:

“Martinez’s exhilarating descent into the unspoken – lit by metaphysical investigations, physiological charts, and meta-translations of Hernán Cortés’s accounts of his conquests – gives voice to a dismembered continental body buried long ago.” – Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Notes on the Assemblage

“In Heredities, history is unsettled by way of the visionary hybridity that is Martinez’s method of poetic inquiry.  The poems explore with a passionate lyric gorgeousness the borderlands between myth and memory, between plunder and inheritance, between the story we tell and the story we deny – this violent story of regeneration we call America.” – Eric Pankey, author of Augury

“Both corporeal and heady, this collection marries the earth to the word, and revises how a twenty-first century identity is forged with and through the past.  Martinez is not only a fine poet but is also a dedicated anthropologist with the ability to excavate language from the ruins of history.” – Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Milk and Filth

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