Dear, Sincerely

By turns humorous, whimsical, and provocative, Hernandez arranges this book around epistolary salutations and valedictions, with titles like "Dear Professor" and "Dear Proofreader." . . . The best of these resemble Neruda's odes, in which everyday objects absorb human emotions to become perfectly personified. . . A curious, kaleidoscopic work of poetic intelligence.

David Hernandez’s Dear, Sincerely is his most intimate and dynamic collection to date, bringing the reader into poems that are simultaneously personal and universal, and sometimes political. With his characteristic dreamlike imagery, inventive rhythms, and biting wit, Hernandez’s voice reaches toward us with an accessible profundity. Dear, Sincerely is an imaginative book that explores the Self, the collective We, the cosmos, and the murky division that separates one from the other.

80 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

March, 2016

isbn : 9780822964070

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David Hernandez

David Hernandez’s most recent book of poetry, Hoodwinked, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His other books include Always Danger and A House Waiting for Music. He is also the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch. David teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach.

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