From Santa Fe’s renown Lisa Alvarado, a delicate poem of remembrance.
Tom Mohrman performed his piece in front of the throngs at Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery this past summer. We thought it was time to bring it back.
Diaz’s well-crafted verse and rich language evoke the familiar themes of death, deception, festivity and family. Her meth-head brother is brought up often in her poetry—especially in regards to how his addiction breaks down their parents. Both bit by bit and in giant, violent pieces.