“Lauren Brazeal Garza’s Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte: I Was Here, Release Me is a dark and fascinating exploration of the voices of the dead. These poems are imaginative and surprising in both form and content: Judy Garland is reincarnated as a mountain and the atomic bomb “Little Boy” speaks as a Musk Thistle plant in pieces that eerily command the white space on the page, while other spirits, like that of a decomposing carousel horse, speak in sonnets. This book is as delightful as it is haunting. I dare you to read it.”
-Logen Cure, author of Welcome to Midland
Cover image: “Neon Skull” by Dane Marinkovic
Lauren Brazeal Garza is finishing her Ph.D in literature with a concentration in translation studies at UT Dallas. Her poetry collections, published under the name Lauren Brazeal, include Gutter (YesYes Books, 2018) and the chapbooks Exuviae (Horseless Press, 2016) and Zoo for Well-Groomed Eaters (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).
Author photo by Brian Shumway
Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte: I Was Here, Release Me by Lauren Brazeal Garza
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