Some poetry falls readily into categories and schools, but there isn't yet a poetics to confine Tamez. . . . She is bold and forthright as she maps this world. Her topics range from brutality against women to tender lust, from industrial pollution to hopes for children, but her subject is consistent: the effect of marginalization on people, places, and the planet.
Margo Tamez's new collection of poems is anarchic, throbs with weather,
colors and quotations of a brave life that is not yoursthere is
phantom-like music in these poems that reminds me of the eerie sedations
of a long night of 78rpms. This is brilliant work that strikes out at
many of the complacent pieties of our age and art.