Pity the Drowned Horses

  • by Sheryl Luna

  • 84 pages,

  • Paperback | 9780268033743 | April 2005

  • Hardcover | 9780268033736 | April 2005

  • eBook (PDF) | 9780268160852 | October 2020

  • Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

Description

Pity the Drowned Horses is the winner of the first Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. This collection is about place and many of the poems in it are set in the desert southwest on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Sheryl Luna’s poems are also about family and home within the broader context of the border as both a bridge and a barrier. They deal with the bilingual and bicultural city and how a place is longed for and viewed very differently as the observer changes and experiences other cultures.