Publisher Marketing:This debut poetry collection demands the abolition of policing and human caging. InDiaries of a Terrorist,Christopher Soto uses the “we” pronoun to emphasize that police violence happens not only to individuals, but to whole communities. His poetics open the imagination towards possibilities of existence beyond the status quo. Soto asks, “Who do we call terrorist, & why”? These political surrealist poems shift between gut-wrenching vulnerability, laugh-aloud humor, and unapologetic queer punk raunchiness.Diaries of a Terroristis groundbreaking in its ability to speak—from a local to a global scale—about one of the most important issues of our time.