J. Andrew Rodriguez's poems tell the essence of life's journeys, one story and one heart at a time, in Robins Facing South. His poems reach into the undercurrents of emotions to find longing, forgiveness, love, and loss. Rodriguez weaves the experiences of his life with themes that are universal, compelling and complex. Teenage widows at a migrant labor camp, a river pilot's lover, and a refugee's flight from torturers are subjects found within the range and depth of his poetry. Poems such as "Grave Digger for a Mexican Baby," "Blind Man News," and "The Mayor's Son's Shirts" draw directly from Rodriguez's South Texas roots. He also celebrates the Pacific Northwest, his home for the past 15 years, where sunlight flows over the Cascades "into the fawn of morning" and a sunset looks "as if God has broken open a ruby and poured it out over the clouds."
|Publisher:||Red Mountain Press|
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I'm am impressed. Meeting the Author and visiting with him is nothing like reading his poetry. He touches my soul, make my mind reel and brings back memories, many memories, thank you so much.