Magician's Hat: Poems on the Life of David Alfaro Siqueiros

Magician's Hat: Poems on the Life of David Alfaro Siqueiros

by Bill Tremblay

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Overview

These poems engage the life of the famed Mexican muralist Jose "David" Alfaro Siqueiros, whose vision of a free, generous, and artistically liberated Mexico, completely responsive to both its people and its history, unified and informed his inner and outer worlds. It is a book about the muralist's sensibility, about the way in which his experimental art and his human concerns synthesized in his work to become his vision. Less a biography than an interpretation of one artist's sensibility in love, war, and painting, it is an interdependent sequence that argues out its dialectic in a connected and accretive way. The result is a magical and riveting work of historiography and the lyric imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899241333
Publisher: Lynx House Press
Publication date: 03/27/2013
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bill Tremblay is author of seven collections of poems, including Crying in the Cheap Seats, Duhamel, and Shooting Script: Door of Fire. His novel, The June Rise, was published by Utah State University Press. He was one of the founders of the MFA program at Colorado State University where he was also, for many years, the editor of the Colorado Review, and where he was recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor Award.

Table of Contents

Preface i

Gershwin's Apartment 1

Magician's Hat 4

Angelica's Letter from Madrid 7

What He Recalls of the Spanish Civil War 9

A Square in Valencia 17

Hotel Valencia 19

Wedding 21

Cafe Barcelona 22

Lazaro Cardenas' Office 24

Meeting Adrianna at Angelica's House 27

Hospital 28

Dream of the Permanent Inward Gaze 30

Panic Breathing 32

Chapultepec Park 36

The Colonel Comes Calling 38

Electricians' Union Building 41

Making Bail 44

Frida's Garden 47

May Day 49

Cathedral 51

Zona Rosa 52

Farewell to San Angel 54

Coyoacán 56

Killing Time 57

Trotsky Compound 60

Campos Eliseos 62

Flight 64

By Other Means 67

Chilean Consulate 70

Noon at the Equator 71

Mountain Road at Snowline 73

School House in Chillan, Chile 75

Spiral Shells in the Black Palace 77

Polyforum 79

What People are Saying About This

James Moore

What an ambitious book. It is a kind of mural . . . a great deal can happen, can sprawl across a single wall. So I guess it comes down to passion, to honoring it, to noting its dangers as well as its triumphs.

From the Publisher

"What an ambitious book. It is a kind of mural . . . a great deal can happen, can sprawl across a single wall. So I guess it comes down to passion, to honoring it, to noting its dangers as well as its triumphs."—James Moore

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