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Greyhound Americans
Greyhound Americans

Greyhound Americans

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POETRY

109 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $18.00 (CA $24.00) (US $18.00)

Publication Date: March 2022

ISBN 9781947817364

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Mar 2022)

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Overview

Dazzlingly queer, inclusive, celestial, with indigenous ancestral heart, Greyhound Americans, by award winning poet Moncho Alvarado, confronts a family history of borderland politics by discovering a legacy of violence, grief, trauma, and survival through poems that have an unmistakable spirit, tenderness, intimacy, and humility. These poems' persistent resilience creates a constellation of songs, food, flowers, family, community, and trans joy, that, by the end, wants you to feel loved, nourished, and wants you to remember to say, "I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive."

Author Biography

Moncho Alvarado is a sister-in-residence-in-air, a Cihuayollotl trans woman Xicanx poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. She is the author of Greyhound Americans (Saturnalia Books 2022), which was the winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Diane Seuss. She is a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, and won the Academy of American Poet's John B. Santoianni award. She was awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for dedication to teaching.