Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut (Camino del Sol) by Vickie Vértiz

By Vickie Vértiz

Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut makes use of either humor and sincerity to seize moments in time with a feeling of compassion for the demanding offerings we needs to make to outlive. Vértiz’s poetry indicates how heritage, oppression, and resistance don’t simply seek advice from enormous occasions or activities; they play out in our daily lives, within the intimate areas of relatives, intercourse, and local. Vértiz’s poems ask us to determine Los Angeles—and all towns like it—as they've got continually been: an the US of code-switching and reinvention, of lyric and fight.

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