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.

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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 is the author of Dear, Sincerely; Hoodwinked, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry; Always Danger, winner of the Crab Orchard Series Award; and A House Waiting for Music. He has been awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Southern Review, and The Best American Poetry. He is also the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch, both published by HarperCollins. David teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach and is married to writer Lisa Glatt.

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