des____: papeles, palabras, & poems from the desert: Reading and Book Launch Celebration

Come join us in celebrating the publication of des_______:papeles, palabras, & poems from the desert, the debut full-length collection of local poet and author, Oscar Mancinas.

"At the heart of this collection are the people, deserts, and neighborhoods of central Arizona. Des collects and relays stories of Indigenous and migrant belonging, displacement, resistance, and hope; it’s a multilingual, Rarámuri, Chicanx attempt to “relate/belong/remain…within O’odham jewed.” In other words, Des draws upon the poetry of desert homelands and merges it to an unsettled belonging."

The night will feature readings from the collection, as well as a Q&A and conversations about the different texts and stories that were remixed, reimagined, and reinterpreted into poems.

Oscar will sign any copies of any of his books--and copies of other people's books if you bother him enough. Learn more about the collection here:

The book can be purchased in store or at the link below. 

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Event date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Des _________: Papeles, Palabras, & Poems from the Desert By Oscar Mancinas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948800556
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Published: Tolsun Books - December 13th, 2022