[03/12/24] Palacios, Gabriel: A Ten Peso Burial for Which Truth I Sign
Fonograf Editions, paperback
Publication Date: March 12, 2024
Publisher Marketing: The long-awaited debut collection by one of the Southwest's most vital poets, A TEN PESO BURIAL FOR WHICH TRUTH I SIGN represents the totality of Gabriel Palacios's unique poetic vision. In A TEN PESO BURIAL FOR WHICH TRUTH I SIGN, debut poet Gabriel Palacios slipstreams through a hauntological, historicized Southwest, to make sense out of the life inherited. Episodes of modern decay, violence and indignity co-mingle with the colonial horrors sometimes visited upon, and often committed by the ancestors of the author, who traveled from Basque Spain to the Southwestern border region in the Eighteenth-century. These are poems that reckon with complicity: historic and on the streets of South Tucson, Arizona in the present. This collection represents a prism through which we assess time, place, and the specters of one's own conduct and circumstances.