The long-awaited debut collection by one of the Southwest's most vital poets, A TEN PESO BURIAL FOR WHICH TRUTH I SIGN represents the totality of Gabriel Palacios's unique poetic vision.
In A TEN PESO BURIAL FOR WHICH TRUTH I SIGN, debut poet Gabriel Palacios slipstreams through a hauntological, historicized Southwest, to make sense out of the life inherited. Episodes of modern decay, violence and indignity co-mingle with the colonial horrors sometimes visited upon, and often committed by the ancestors of the author, who traveled from Basque Spain to the Southwestern border region in the Eighteenth-century. These are poems that reckon with complicity: historic and on the streets of South Tucson, Arizona in the present. This collection represents a prism through which we assess time, place, and the specters of one’s own conduct and circumstances.
Poetry. History. Nature. Latinx Studies.
Gabriel Palacios was born in Tucson, Arizona and earned an MFA from the University of Arizona, where he was the recipient of the Minnie Torrance Award for Poetry, selected by giovanni singleton. He works as a college writing instructor and serves as a contributing editor for Diagram. His work has appeared in The Volta, New Sinews, Annulet: A Journal of Poetics Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, The Brooklyn Rail, Typo Magazine, and elsewhere.