All My Heroes Are Broke by Ariel Francisco

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Read All My Heroes Are Broke Online Free - ALL MY HEROES ARE BROKE is a poetry collection written from the perspective of a first generation American coming to terms with the implicit struggles and disillusionment of the “American Dream.” The first section takes place in New York, both implicitly and explicitly, and serves to introduce the speaker and reveal aspects of his family’s history. The second section takes place in Florida, and continues to further exemplify the speaker’s growing cynicism towards the circumstances of his life, and the peculiar atmosphere of solitude that it creates. ALL MY HEROES ARE BROKE primarily uses two forms: short, image driven poems inspired by the works of Robert Bly and Po Chu-I; and longer narrative poems that reveal more personal information about the speaker, in the manner of Li-Young Lee and Frank O’Hara, allowing the speaker to project his own life onto the surroundings and the people of those larger communities.

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ISBN : 1936196751
Edition Language : English
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Jeannette rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

This may sound biased since the author is my brother's friend, and I think of all his friends as my little brothers; however, I'm not usually a poetry person. Even so, Francisco's collection was hard to put down for me. I really liked his imagery, emotions, and wit. There are many references to o...

Meagan rated it ★★★★★

October 23, 2017

Ariel has a way of taking the less than extraordinary and turning it into a revelation that resonates with its readers. the poems are simple but never boring

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