First printing: 2000 copies (trade paper).
Tracing the Horse is Diana Marie Delgado’s debut full-length collection of poetry. Her chapbook, Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust (Center for Book Arts, 2015), won the 2015 Poetry Chapbook Competition of The Center for Book Arts, judged by Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady.
Tracing the Horse is an intersectional feminist text that reflects the experiences of many first-generation Mexican American women. The poems incorporate resilience, agency, and the power of healing through open reflections on trauma and a gradual acceptance of its role in shaping the author’s identity.
Diana Delgado is well connected in the literary community. She is a member of CantoMundo and the Macondo Writers Workshops community andhas received fellowships and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, and Letras Latinas. She now serves as the literary director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
This title is part of BOA’s New Poets of America Series, which have seen strong sales in recent seasons. Previous titles in this series have seen outstanding attention from The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The Rumpus, Forward Reviews, etc.
As part of the New Poets of America Series, the collection will have a Foreword by Luis J. Rodriguez. Rodriguez served as the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles from 2014–2016.
Strong regional appeal in the American southwest and other communities with vibrant Mexican-American communities.