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"Every time I stop writing, it starts back up again in the back of my mind, or in the background of being alive. It's hard to explain the ways in which Diego's taken over my life in some aspects - most my poems are just letters to him; most letters are questions or the synthesis of a prolonged dissociative inquiry into the fractured Mestiza self."

Before mestizaje, before language there was flesh; epistolary exchanges between temporal jumper, Angel Dominguez, and 16th Century Fray Diego De Landa compose this sensation Dominguez calls "Desgraciado."

From the author of Black Lavendar Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015) comes the new edition for Econo Textual Objects.

Cover by Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

"Motherfuckers still wanna talk about “Howl”? I’ll disavow no art that feeds us, but understand Angel Dominguez is working a line of survival that claims language as only one of its modes, a line that can’t be contained in a literary period or wrapped in the gossip of a coterie because it runs at the event horizon of colonial contact, murder, and ongoing extraction. Addressing these letters to the Spanish colonizer Fray Diego de Landa, Dominguez is writing right past ese desgraciado to orient to you, dear beautiful terrible Meztisx, to find your true norths that in the politics of our circumstance are our cardinal souths. Resigned to nothing, availed of every history, identity, tradition, tongue and techne pushed to the surface edge of whatever immediate topography frames his here and now is how Dominguez keeps faith with the injunction Mayan creation laid on the people it made: keep the days. In their painful entanglement of self-implication and rage, in their braid of mourning, critique, and beauty, these epistles lay me out, and to use the creation story of a sister lineage, wherever these poems touch they make yet another navel of the world." - Farid Matuk, author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Press) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta Press)

"When Caliban screams “You taught me language, and my profit on 't/Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you/ For learning me your language! ” he isn’t Caliban. He is Caliban worded into being by Shakespeare. He is Shakespeare already foreclosing our rage, laughing as he writes the impossibility of our refusal of his language, through his language. How then do we steal back this ability not to remake or unmake, but to say those words “The red plague rid you” “The red plague rid you.” Angel Dominguez/Ángel Domínguez/A D(og), already sato/realengo, has found a way to write the colonizer and the colonized out of language. The erasures of colonization speak: a nothingness that shatters the breaths we take between signs, which is why, so often, while reading this, I must remind myself to breathe. " _ Raquel Salas Rivera

"Angel Dominguez is poetx-brujx-artistx. This collection, keen, raw and precarious is an antediluvian kunzite relentlessly at work now within immeasurable forces of colonization, hetero-patriarchy, the church and all that attacks and continues to erase the indigenous queer body. Dominguez’s epistles to Diega de Landa conjure, bear and confront what is painful and necessary through the interconnection of incantation (oral) and prayer (written). Desgraciado names, locates, resists, exorcises, mourns, seduces, fights, extinguishes, rescues, alters —then repeat again." - Angela Peñaredondo, author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times
"Every time I stop writing, it starts back up again in the back of my mind, or in the background of being alive. It's hard to explain the ways in which Diego's taken over my life in some aspects - most my poems are just letters to him; most letters are questions or the synthesis of a prolonged dissociative inquiry into the fractured Mestiza self."

Before mestizaje, before language there was flesh; epistolary exchanges between temporal jumper, Angel Dominguez, and 16th Century Fray Diego De Landa compose this sensation Dominguez calls "Desgraciado."

From the author of Black Lavendar Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015) comes the new edition for Econo Textual Objects.

Cover by Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

"Motherfuckers still wanna talk about “Howl”? I’ll disavow no art that feeds us, but understand Angel Dominguez is working a line of survival that claims language as only one of its modes, a line that can’t be contained in a literary period or wrapped in the gossip of a coterie because it runs at the event horizon of colonial contact, murder, and ongoing extraction. Addressing these letters to the Spanish colonizer Fray Diego de Landa, Dominguez is writing right past ese desgraciado to orient to you, dear beautiful terrible Meztisx, to find your true norths that in the politics of our circumstance are our cardinal souths. Resigned to nothing, availed of every history, identity, tradition, tongue and techne pushed to the surface edge of whatever immediate topography frames his here and now is how Dominguez keeps faith with the injunction Mayan creation laid on the people it made: keep the days. In their painful entanglement of self-implication and rage, in their braid of mourning, critique, and beauty, these epistles lay me out, and to use the creation story of a sister lineage, wherever these poems touch they make yet another navel of the world." - Farid Matuk, author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Press) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta Press)

"When Caliban screams “You taught me language, and my profit on 't/Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you/ For learning me your language! ” he isn’t Caliban. He is Caliban worded into being by Shakespeare. He is Shakespeare already foreclosing our rage, laughing as he writes the impossibility of our refusal of his language, through his language. How then do we steal back this ability not to remake or unmake, but to say those words “The red plague rid you” “The red plague rid you.” Angel Dominguez/Ángel Domínguez/A D(og), already sato/realengo, has found a way to write the colonizer and the colonized out of language. The erasures of colonization speak: a nothingness that shatters the breaths we take between signs, which is why, so often, while reading this, I must remind myself to breathe. " _ Raquel Salas Rivera

"Angel Dominguez is poetx-brujx-artistx. This collection, keen, raw and precarious is an antediluvian kunzite relentlessly at work now within immeasurable forces of colonization, hetero-patriarchy, the church and all that attacks and continues to erase the indigenous queer body. Dominguez’s epistles to Diega de Landa conjure, bear and confront what is painful and necessary through the interconnection of incantation (oral) and prayer (written). Desgraciado names, locates, resists, exorcises, mourns, seduces, fights, extinguishes, rescues, alters —then repeat again." - Angela Peñaredondo, author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times

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