Lisa Dominguez's Abrahams' first book-length collection of poems Coyote Logic is a slim volume filled with stories of self-discovery and family, that are a visceral collaboration of feminism, Latinx origins, sensory celebrations, and fairy tale reimagining of our collective human story. These poems track the passage of people, especially women, especially descendants of brown immigrants, and pull at the threads of survival that makes us who we are.
“Much like the mythological avatar responsible for scattering the stars helter-skelter across the sky, Lisa Abraham’s Coyote Logic pulls together seemingly disparate elements of her emotional universe into a mesmerizingly cohesive first book of poetry. Expertly balancing dream and reality, image and statement, these poems pull at the threads of survival woven into everything that makes us who we are. Coyote Logic is less a collection of poems and more a visceral collaboration of history, culture, fairy tale reimagining, and ethnography that track Abraham’s mapping of human existence.”
—Indigo Moor, Poet Laureate of Sacramento, CA
“Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s collection of poems, Coyote Logic, moves the reader from familiar place to place without seams. The movement of each line to the next mimics the movement of different people, especially women, especially descendants of brown immigrants – where the conjunction of one idea or location must find its dependent end, but like the stories from women and brown bodies: there are few maps. Abraham’s lines, “We who descend from refugees — / quick moves and no money,” are indicative of the kind of evasions our bodies are forced into, while her lines signal her privilege to look back and work towards creating new pathways to our collective story.”
—Rachelle Linda Escamilla, Author of Imaginary Animal
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“A chapbook that weaves the strands of history with the complicated life in the now, these are poems that celebrate the many selves we contain within the body. Lush poems of lineage and what is passed down, along with poems of the heart's incessant needing, this is a poetry made of wonder and acceptance. Here are poems of magic and sheer will."
— Ada Limón
Excerpt: “God Poured Voice”