Jacob Shores-Argüello

Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican–American poet and fiction writer. He is the recipient of a Fulbright and the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown. His second manuscript, Paraíso, was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize and will be released in the fall of 2017.

September 05, 2017

A poem from the Fall 2017 issue.

As a boy I pleaded 
with the river to teach me 
its long and winding vowels. 
In exchange I taught it 
swear words, how to play games.