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To the Bone
To the Bone

To the Bone

POETRY

80 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.00 (US $14.00)

Publication Date: March 2009

ISBN 9780981859118

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Mar 2009)

Price: $14.00
 
 

Overview

Winner of the 2008 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Mark DotyTo the Bone, winner of the 2008 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Mark Doty, is a poetic feast. These lush, highly detailed, and at times vulgar poems give insight into the body, mind, and soul of the millions of kitchen workers across the globe. Told with gritty authenticity that only someone with true life experience working “the back of the house”, to use culinary lingo, can bring, Agudelo leads us by the mouth and nose on a one of a kind experience. In Whitmanesque style, Agudelo gives voice to the myriad of colorful characters who prepare our foods and clean up after us, lifting the veil on what we’d rather not see, but can’t turn away from. To the Bone is a unique collection by a stunning new talent. As Mark Doty writes, “To the Bone is an unexpected, bracing debut. You’ll have trouble putting it down.”

Author Biography

SEBASTIAN AGUDELO was born in Mexico City. He earned his MA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and currently teaches literature and writing at University of the Arts and Temple University. He has worked extensively in restaurants in Philadelphia, where he presently lives with his wife and daughter.