Grave is Given Supper, A

Mike Soto

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

Published: 13-08-2020


A Narco Acid Western told in interlinked poems, using themes from the ongoing drug war taking place in a fictional U.S./Mexico border town.

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A Narco-Acid Western told in a series of interlinked poems, Soto’s striking debut collection follows the converging paths of two protagonists through El Sumidero, a fictional US/Mexico border town where an ongoing drug war is raging. The surreal verse of Soto’s poems portrays a bleak political climate as it coincides with the rituals of love & loss, culture & spirituality, & the quest for a better life at all costs. Following the narrative arc of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s classic cult film, El Topo, A Grave is Given Supper builds a world saturated with a mystical aura that describes the finite tensions & complicated desires of lives taking place in the borderland.

Additional information

Dimensions 203 × 127 mm
Page Count 144