Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Pat Mora brings us the poetic monologues of Encantado, an imagined southwestern town.
Each poem forms a story that reveals the complex and emotional journeys we take through life.
Mora meanders through the thoughts of Encantado's residents-the mothers and sisters, brothers and fathers in whom we see slivers of ourselves and our loved ones-and paints a portrait of a community through its inhabitants' own diverse voices.
Even the river has a voice we understand. Inspired by both the real and imagined stories around her, Mora transports us to the heart of what it means to join in a chorus of voices.
A community. A town. Encantado.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: University of Arizona Press
- Publication Date: 30/09/2020
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780816538027