• “This poetry is of the barrio yet stubbornly refuses to be confined in it—Rodríguez’s perceptive gaze and storyteller’s gift transport his world across neighborhood boundaries.” 

    Publishers Weekly
  • “The poems in this volume . . . have a brutal yet shimmering intensity that registers the poignant humor and pathos of many Chicanos’ lives.” 

    American Book Review
  • “In his bag of tools, his words, Rodriguez knows just which to use to chisel well-sculpted poetry. His is the gift of sharing.” 

    Indianapolis News
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