68 pp. | paper | $11.00
by Danny Romero
This wistful collection reveals a man who recognizes the irony of his connections with the world. Following a glimpse of noble ancestry, he describes a harsh youth in the barrios of 1970s Los Angeles. These straightforward poems explore topics that are decidedly not, pointing to the uncertainty of life and facing the daunting and the delightful with equal honesty. Romero expertly reveals that life’s richest moments are often simple and fleeting.
Danny Romero was born and raised in Los Angeles. He earned his BA from the University of California at Berkeley and his MA from Temple University in Philadelphia. His poems and short stories have been published widely in journals and anthologies throughout the United States and in Spain.
"Perhaps Danny Romero has been disappointed with the rotten world—as he should be. But these poems, I promise you, will not disappoint." —Gary Soto, author of A Simple Plan (2007)