Museum of the Americas

Museum of the Americas

The poems in J. Michael Martinez?s third collection of poetry circle around how the perceived body comes to be coded with the trans-historical consequences of an imperial narrative. Engaging beautiful and otherworldly Mexican casta paintings, morbid photographic postcards depicting the bodies of dead Mexicans, the strange journey of the wood and cork leg of General Santa A The poems in J. Michael Martinez?s third collection of poetry circle around how the perceived body comes to be coded ...

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Title:Museum of the Americas
Author:J. Michael Martinez
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0143133446
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Museum of the Americas Reviews

  • Kathleen
    Oct 01, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

  • Naomi
    Mar 06, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Oct 10, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

  • Roxane
    Jul 04, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

  • John
    Jan 25, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jamie
    Dec 30, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

  • Erica
    Feb 17, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Peter
    Nov 03, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Juan
    Jan 30, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Craig Werner
    Feb 15, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

  • Jeffrey Parker
    Dec 14, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jocelyn
    Nov 19, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Dave
    Apr 22, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Douglas Campbell
    Mar 01, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jeff
    Dec 05, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jorge A.
    Feb 15, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Rodney Gomez
    Dec 01, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • John
    Jan 05, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Michael Brockley
    Feb 03, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Lindsey
    Feb 23, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Bill
    Mar 15, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Jackie
    Dec 18, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

  • Claire
    Dec 10, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jamie
    Jul 05, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • Jake Phillips
    Apr 16, 2019

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

  • Debra Ontjes
    Jul 08, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • zhaolin
    Aug 30, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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    In ?Lord Spanglish Me,? J. Michael Martinez writes, ?Spanglish mi lengua para ti/ that I may break open the promise-space of my fear, & /become ladder;? a line that represents the heart of his poetry collection, Museum of the Americas. Martinez examines the historical conte...

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  • INDRAJIT MANDAL
    Sep 01, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Leslie
    Nov 02, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...

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  • Milkman3367
    Dec 03, 2018

    This is a fascinating, layered collection of poetry that blurs genre in some really interesting ways. Martinez offers, as the title suggests, a museum of the Americas, and especially engages with Mexican migration and its effect on the body. Given the goings on of the world, this poetr...

    This poetry collection, while on the NBA longlist, did not make the shortlist. There are some excellent poems here, but a few that played with form were not as good to me. Many of the poems, however, give a strong message about the Mexican-American experience and the treatment of indig...

    My review for the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bo... During the European Renaissance, men of wealth and learning put together cabinets of curiosities. The contents consisted of objects whose categorical boundaries ? in natural history, zoology...

    As with Claudia Rankine's Citizen, I admire the ambition behind Museum of the Americas more than I like the poetry. Martinez is very very smart about the contours of Latinx experience in a frequently hostile hemisphere dominated by Anglo simplifications and (mis)representations. His se...

    At times, I found this collection too prosaic, and at other times too abstract-- but there are plenty moments of beauty and truth in these poems. There are many times when J. Michael Martinez's focus seems to be on teaching the audience. While these moments tend to become prose-heavy l...

    Stunning and haunting, a must-read collection. ...

    A moving collection of poems. 'Where Love is Ground to Wheat' is particularly memorable. ...