Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "With sly humor and lyrical intensity, Manuel Paul Lopez brings us a debut collection that could make the iceworker sing. If there is a heaven, Andres Montoya is looking down and exclaiming, "¡Orale!"--Daniel A. Olivas. "I think he's come through with a solid first book. And I think he's headed above and beyond"--Howard Junker. "DEATH OF A MEXICAN is a laboratory of language--a book of "hummed hymns" that is, indeed, "" Ginsbergian Chicano-style Blake vision" signaling a singular debut"--Francisco Aragon.