This debut poetry collection tackles issues as various as marriage, parenting, death, art, illness, the home, and the workplace, viewing the everyday through a magical and surreal lens. The poems coalesce naturally around cycles of the seasons and emotions.
“ TimeServed is a rich and rigid work cementing Carlos Contreras as a major voice of the American Southwest. In these tragic yet lovingly rendered confessions Contreras examines the physical and emotional prisons forced upon us.”—Idris Goodwin, author of TheseAretheBreaks
In his twelfth poetry collection, Adrian Louis slays Indian Country’s centuries-old demons and confronts his own grief upon losing his wife to Alzheimers, revealing a writer at his peak and a poet unafraid to take chances.
"Jessica Helen Lopez sings in these poems; they are signal flares drawn from those pivotal moments of living that evoke the feminine, the sensual and the surreal in equal measure. These are the songs of the bruja, the bread-heavy hands of a mother, the beautiful indignation of a hopeless optimist."--Zachary Kluckman
Untouched by nostalgia or baby-boomer sentimentality, these poems offer a searing, visceral look at the narrator's attempts to find hints of coherence within a violent world unexplained by his inherited Christianity or his family's patriotism.