A Rush of Hands
takes its title from the desperate act of reaching out to claim the treasures spilling down from a broken piñata. For Juan Delgado, the image becomes a stunning metaphor for triumph and heartbreak as he gathers in his third book of narrative poems the bittersweet journeys of Mexicans and Chicanos coming to terms with shattered dreams and compromised desires. . . . A Rush of Hands
is less about the offering of treats than about the smashing of the vessel. Though beautiful lines of poetry abound, the reader will be amazed by the harsh realities that inform them.
—El Paso Times