Diego Báez

Diego Báez has received fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, CantoMundo, and the Surge Institute. He is co-chair of the diversity committee for the International David Foster Wallace Society and a regular contributor for Booklist; his poetry and reviews have appeared most recently in The Rumpus and Spoon River Poetry Review. Báez lives in Chicago, where he teaches at Harry S. Truman College.

Reviews

on Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

The title of poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s memoir about intergenerational migration derives from mythical insects that are said to inhabit the mountains of Mexico, tiny creatures with incandescent bodies and the faces of children. In Castillo’s telling, los Niños de la Tierra crawl across the rocky terrain, always gazing skyward; if a human were to […]

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Reviews

on Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff by Sara Borjas

Situated midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, about an hour’s drive from the geographical center of California, the inland city of Fresno and the wide expanse of the San Joaquin Valley around it have nurtured a number of influential poets, such as Gary Soto and Brian Turner, plus two former poets laureate: Philip Levine […]

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