All My Heroes Are Broke
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.

All My Heroes Are Broke Details

TitleAll My Heroes Are Broke
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 15th, 2017
PublisherC&R Press
ISBN-139781936196753
Rating
GenrePoetry

All My Heroes Are Broke Review

  • Jeannette
    January 1, 1970
    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 other poets and writers, which had me researching poetry, and now wondering if I should start reading more of it. Is it ever too late to take up poetry studies?In the end, I ordered my own copy, which is 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 other poets and writers, which had me researching poetry, and now wondering if I should start reading more of it. Is it ever too late to take up poetry studies?In the end, I ordered my own copy, which is saying something, since I don't think I've ever bought myself a book of poetry that wasn't Shakespeare. I'll be revisiting this when it arrives for sure, and keeping an eye out for future collections.
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