Five Hundred Thousand Azaleas
In verses that fuse highly original imagery with exuberant rhythms, Efraín Huerta probes the cultures of both Mexico and "el Norte," from the impact of racism in Mississippi to political corruption in Mexico. Since he demanded for life and art the same freedom he demanded for politics, his poetry is often erotic. His poems are passionate outcries to love and justice, characterized by original metaphors and an acerbic wit that earned him the nickname "Crocodile."
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Review: 500,000 Azaleas: The Selected Poems of Efraín HuertaUser Review - Sheila Rocha - Goodreads
Written for children fanned from the flames of the Mexican Revolution...full of the images of male struggle. Hardened dogs, tatooed, erased from the earth and planted back into her all in the same miserable moment. Todos los chingados. My favorite Mexican poet. Read full review