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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Written in response to the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) Bill, LO TERCIARIO / THE TERTIARY offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book's title comes from Pedro Scaron's, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx's classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. LO TERCIARIO / THE TERTIARY places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism's newest horrors. This re-release of LO TERCIARIO / THE TERTIARY features a new introduction by Urayoán Noel and images by José Ortiz Pagán.
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Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize and the Laureate Fellowship, both from the Academy of American Poets. They are also the author of six chapbooks and five full-length poetry books. Their fourth book, LO TERCIARIO/THE TERTIARY, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist and won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Their fifth book, WHILE THEY SLEEP (UNDER THE BED IS ANOTHER COUNTRY), was published by Birds, LLC in 2019. They received their PhD in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Raquel loves and lives for Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, and a world free of white supremacy.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA