Somewhere a while back I read "Whisper Beside Falling Bodies" and recently parts of the poems again entered my head. I didn't know who wrote it or even the gist of the poem but with the help of google found this book and took a chance on ordering it. Happy I did. The poems are beautifully crafted, the language is rich and the poems glide into flight.
The poet was born in Colombia and grew up in Pittsburgh, two places you wouldn't expect to pair. They're both here, as are love and humor and death and pageant. My favorites are the shorter poems that take a leap.
You can sample many of the poems or parts of them here: