Mouth Filled with Night

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2977-1
Publication Date
February 2014
Trim Size
5 x 7

Mouth Filled with Night

Rodney Gomez

The winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, Rodney Gomez’s collection Mouth Filled with Night employs familiar emblems of Mexican American identity to repeatedly subvert expectations while intensifying the dilemmas of affiliation. The poems run beyond more conventional ideas of agency, identity, and experience, creating a newly invigorated imaginative space. As a collection, Mouth Filled with Night gains particular momentum—a pitched anxiety that slowly grows throughout the volume—to create a poetic experience unique to the chapbook form.
About the Author

RODNEY GOMEZ works as an urban planner in Weslaco, Texas. His poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Devil’s Lake, Salt Hill, Barrow Street, RHINO, and other journals. He has held residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute.