Karankawa - Iliana Rocha

Iliana Rocha’s Karankawa is a feathered collection of words taking flight. Rocha’s relationship with her father forms one of Karankawa’s guiding winds. His bout with alcoholism painted as portrait in “Trying to Anchor You, Father”—“Amber of sclera,/ from years of aluminum/ on your lips. The beer/ still glitters your eyes & face —/ our intoxicated cloud”. Elsewhere, Rocha binds subject to imagery with erotic tethers in the serenade of “Stiletto”:“[s]he curls herself into sex loops y & g,” and the lucid “Descriptions of his Tongue,” depicting a passionate kiss as “[t]he process of sand turned to glass/being blown into a swan’s arch in my mouth.

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ISBN: 9780822963844
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - August 28th, 2015

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