• by Emma Trelles

  • 72 pages, 6.00 x 9.00

  • Paperback | 9780268042363 | February 2011

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268093747 | May 2021

  • Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize


Tropicalia is a collection of poems by Emma Trelles, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. The book is a melodic union between the green insistence of the subtropics and the city ensconced within. Trelles's language is detailed and startling, her poems infused with color and light, and the secret beauty of back alleys and parking lots is seamed to sorrow, hope, and land. Rock bands play among odes to Lorca and Chagall, and the hard news of protest and war lives among the simple pleasures of words and sky.