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Pistols and Hearts
Pistols and Hearts
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Sibyl James - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $16.00 
Paperback - 36 pages
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-41-1

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Summary

“First Finalist for the Codhill Poetry Chapbook award for 2008, Sibyl James’s Pistols and Hearts captures the beauty and ruggedness of daily life in Mexico through inventive lyricism. Oscillating between English and Spanish, declarations of love and regret, the oracular and the ordinary, a transcontinental vision emerges, both deeply personal and fiercely public.” — Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Pistols and Hearts is Sibyl James’s eighth book. Some others include The Adventures of Stout Mama (fiction), Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike (travel memoir), In China with Harpo and Karl (creative nonfiction), and China Beats (poetry). She has taught in the United States, China, Mexico, and as Fulbright professor, in Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire.


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Table of Contents

Opening the Barrio

The Elegance of Chicken Vendors

The Singer in the Plaza

La Luz

The Carrier of Pecans

Marrying the Bus Driver

My Name in Milagros

Unleavened Bread

Guadalajara Wife

So It Goes

Folklorico Ballet

The Young Torero

Heaven’s Laundry

Stigmata Me, Baby

Si Su Amiga

Gringos and Mexicanos

Whether to Cumbia

Accidents of Dance

Garter Hold-Up

Death Mama

In the Belly of the Artist

Loving Older Men Again

Without Question

In This, My Country

A Night Made of Tangos


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