Review by Library Journal Review
Chicano educator and writer Herrera, the author of fiction and several books of poetry (e.g., Night Train to Tuxtla, LJ 8/94), chronicles a ten-and-a-half-hour love affair, from a Thursday evening to early the next morning. Indeed, the titles of all the poems carry hour and minute notations. The actual sequence of events is less precise, however, as the poet often obscures temporal dimensions with the surreal, hermetic juxtaposition of images ("Giotto drags a stiletto,/ an embroidered cape, & cannot be seen/ through the fire engines."). This swirling nocturne, which transcends the quotidian and experiential to a dimension that often eludes the reader's grasp, is not an essential acquisition.Lawrence Olszewski, OCLC Lib., Dublin, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.