Harvard Review Online features Francisco Aragón’s AFTER RUBÉN.

A post-confessional collection by Francisco AragónAfter Rubén probes personal history, political identity, and place. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and Aragón’s collection in response to Rubén Darío’s work shows his admiration for the modernist Nicaraguan poet as well as a patchwork of contemporary poets like Ernesto Cardenal, Andrés Montoya, and Juan Felipe Herrera. He venerates the tradition of gay poets like Walt Whitman, Federico García Lorca, and Richard Blanco by imitating and rewriting their poems…

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