Poetry. AMERICAN CAVEWALL SONNETS attempts to record the aftermath of a tragedy, to build an archive against a backdrop of erasure. The various unnamed speakers of these sonnets—the anonymous I’s, the anonymous eyes—grapple with fears that the things that wreck us daily could wreck us ultimately. C. T. Salazar reminds us that the narratives that survive aren't by default the truth, and the means of their survival should be suspect as well.
C.T. Salazar is a Latinx poet and librarian from Mississippi. His debut collection, Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking, is forthcoming in 2022 from Acre Books. He's the author of three chapbooks, most recently AMERICAN CAVEWALL SONNETS (Bull City Press, 2021). He's the 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award in poetry. His poems have appeared in The Rumpus, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, RHINO, and elsewhere.Author City: COLUMBUS, MS USA