Rigoberto González list of 23 essential new books by Latino poets

Essential books of poetry by Latino authors selected by Times Critic-at-Large Rigoberto González

Listed alphabetically by author and editor

  • Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez, editors, "Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice" (University of Arizona Press)
  • David Campos, "Furious Dusk" (University of Notre Dame Press)
  • Jesús Castillo, "Remains" (McSweeney’s)
  • Cynthia Cruz, "How the End Begins" (Four Way Books)
  • Martín Espada, "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed" (W.W. Norton)
  • Aracelis Girmay, "The Black Maria" (Boa Editions, Ltd.)
  • Jennifer Givhan, “Landscape With Headless Mama” (LSU Press)
  • Ray Gonzalez, "Beautiful Wall" (Boa Editions)
  • Laurie Ann Guerrero, "A Crown for Gumecindo" (Aztlán Libre Press)
  • David Hernandez, "Dear, Sincerely" (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Juan Felipe Herrera, "Notes on the Assemblage" (City Lights Publishers)
  • Ada Limón, "Bright Dead Things" (Milkweed Editions)
  • Raina J. León, "sombra: (dis)locate" (Salmon Poetry)
  • Pablo Medina, "The Island Kingdom" (Hanging Loose Press)
  • Juan Morales, "The Siren World" (Lithic Press)
  • Miguel Murphy, "Detainee" (Barrow Street Press)
  • Urayoán Noel, "Buzzing Hemispheres/ Rumor Hemisférico" (University of Arizona Press)
  • Alberto Ríos, "A Small Story About the Sky" (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Iliana Rocha, "Karankawa" (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Luis J. Rodríguez, "Borrowed Bones: New Poems from the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles" (Curbstone Books)
  • Roberto Santiago, "Angel Park" (Tincture)
  • Natalie Scenters-Zapico, The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing)
  • Vincent Toro, "Stereo. Island. Mosaic." (Ahsahta Press)