Blue Coyote with Guitar and Other Songs is the first anthology to appear in English by the renowned Mexican poet, Juan Banuelos (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, 1932).
From its beginnings to its most recent manifestations, this poetry assumes a predominantly dissident stance.
In both content and form, the poet's craft is carried out against the tide of recolonization that has washed over his country since the mid-forties.
Among the foremost elements of this alternative poetics is its rejection of individualism, one of the ideological pillars of modernization.
Another key factor is the way it challenges the nationalism instrumental in the co-optation of the Mexican Revolution, one of the twentieth century's most radical struggles, which, in turn, constitutes a questioning of the comprador class and its exclusionary national project.
Lastly, it opts for the alterity of the most marginalized social subjects in modern Mexico, the Indigenous population, whose cultures increasingly determine Banuelos's poetic vision of the world, moving beyond contemplation and seeking participation.