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Handling Destiny

Handling Destiny

October 2009
Trade Paperback · 84 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $16.00 CAN
ISBN 9781566892353
Coffee House Press

 

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Description

Adrian Castro’s poetry encompasses the diversity, spirituality, and migratory history of the Caribbean through an intoxicating blend of contemporary lyricism, Spanish rhythm, and the African traditions of Yoruba Ifa divination poetry. In Handling Destiny, Castro offers appeals for all humanity, including the youngest generation, for whom he prays, “that you fly forward while / looking back … That you understand the songs you will sing / And you remember the language you once spoke.”

A Cuban Dominican poet and Ifa priest from Miami, Adrian Castro is the author of Cantos to Blood and Honey, an Academy of American Poets award-winning collection, and Wise Fish, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection.

About the Author

Adrian Castro, a Cuban-Dominican poet and Ifa priest from Miami, writes as if "Chano Pozo were hitting the keys of a typewriter instead of the skin of a drum" (Victor Hernández Cruz). He is the author of Cantos to Blood and Honey and Wise Fish: Tales in 6/8 Time, a New York Times Editor's Choice selection.