Human Cicada

Human Cicada

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Author: Carlos Cumpián

Publisher: Prickly Pear Publishing and Nopalli Press (2022)

Human Cicada is the latest poetry collection by Carlos Cumpián.

Cumpián travels and sings cantos that bring together the condor and the eagle, calling the Indigenous people of the Americas together, as he teaches in an imagined kapulli of a Chicago high school and through this collection's pages.

Carlos Cumpián’s poetry is movimiento, Nahui Ollin. It’s yollotl, heart. It’s the tempo and tension of igniting words, breathing magic into the living roots and branches of Chicago & Chicano poetry.

–Luis J. Rodriguez