Ruben Quesada is a poet, editor, and translator. His writing and media have been featured at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Poetry Foundation, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, the American Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere.
Although the journey of this book is more fraught than a cloud forest, it is more magical, too. The games we play become the way the poems tell their stories, the way they love and grieve. These games help reader and poet get to know each other, while also introducing other urgent relationships between country and self, mother and son, the living and the dead.