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TRACING THE HORSE
By Diana Marie Delgado
Diane Marie Delgado’s long awaited collection of poems are to be read “for feeling’ in a world gone one-dimensional.” This is her story – her coming of age. It’s the story of family, violence, loneliness and addiction. There is no filter, just a stark vulnerability that captures her readers’ attention and hearts.
SUMMARY: Set in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, Diana Marie Delgado’s debut poetry collection follows the coming-of-age of a young Mexican-American woman trying to make sense of who she is amidst a family and community weighted by violence and addiction. With bracing vulnerability, the collection chronicles the effects of her father’s drug use and her brother’s incarceration, asking the reader to consider reclamation and the power of the self.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TRACING THE HORSE is Diana Marie Delgado's debut poetry collection, published by BOA Editions. She is also the author of Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust (2015). She is a recipient of a 2017 NEA Fellowship in Poetry and has received grants and scholarships from Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, Letras Latinas and Jack Jones Literary Retreat. Delgado holds a BA iin poetry from UC Riverside and an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Ninth Letter, The North American Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Fourteen Hills. Her work is rooted in her experiences growing up in the Mexican-American community, and she is a member of the CantoMundo and Macondo writing communities. She is the Literary Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Visit her at www.dianamariedelgado.com.