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Of a Dream Catcher: Poems Sifted to Beauty By Aurelio Arley Sanchez
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A print journalist for 36 years with the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico, Aurelio Arley Sanchez, in his semi-autobiographical poetry collection, "Of a Dream Catcher,” writes narrative... More > verse that is raw, gritty and enlightening, allowing a rare insight into a people at once invisible, yet vitally a part of the American dream. His poetic stories are sad, joyful, frightening, unflinchingly honest, as they describe scenes of cultural beauty, hope and despair, love and loss, alienation, struggle and healing, told with imaginative imagery and sensory detail. The reader can feel the barrel of a .44 handgun twisting on his temple like "the devil's finger," or see through eyes of a prison inmate as his dreams rot in the prison yard, or feel the tension of an encounter between American and Mexican American, ending with the mutual realization that in their hearts beats the same love, the same hope.< Less
Two Dark Men: A Parable By Aurelio Arley Sanchez
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Street fighting Carlos and newspaper reporter Ulysses(Uly)rob the treasure-laden grave of an evil priest, who comes back from the grave intent on unleashing a hellish retribution. "Two Dark Men:... More > Parable of the Sun and the Wind," selected by Glimmer Train Press, among its 2004 Top 25 Fiction Stories, is one of eight short stories in Aurelio Sanchez's collection. Also included is "Cry," a modern day adaptation about La Llorona, a mythical Hispanic tragic figure condemned to search for her murdered children forever, but who finds redemption at last, previously published by Clackamas Literary Review. In "The Promise," the last surviving member of a dying mystical sect learns the power of redeeming a long forgotten promise. In "The Hanging Tree," a young man unjustly lynched in his childhood cottonwood tree, finds a way back. Four other stories tinged with enchantment and magic realism of New Mexico.< Less
Of a Dream Catcher By Aurelio Arley Sanchez
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A Dream Catcher is thought by Native Americans to capture bad dreams so they perish in the light of day. In "Of a Dream Catcher," Aurelio Sanchez in gritty, streetwise narrative verse tells... More > dramatic stories with surprising imagery, tales that are at times shocking, often beguiling and always beautiful, touching on themes of found and lost love, violence, addiction, poetic justice and injustice, the supernatural, cultural alienation, and celebration. In one story, a drag racer searches for a lost friend, but finds only longing; in another, a man who just wants to listen to the oldies meets a real man with a .45 caliber handgun; in another, a tomboy, after a magical evening, is transformed to Goddess. In another, a reckless ne'er do well is recruited to be an angel, to find charity in a cold world. Dreams, nightmares, visions and prophecies are captured in the web "Of a Dream Catcher" and are sifted to beauty. Includes a foreword by acclaimed New Mexico poet and novelist Jimmy Santiago Baca.< Less
A Pot of Gold By Aurelio Arley Sanchez
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Aurelio Sanchez and Ellen Knight met in a little mountainside paradise. This is their Autumn Tale of their four years together told in emails, photos and poetry in "a Pot of Gold" in a... More > prayer, a promise, Placitas. A jewelry designer and a writer, their story poignantly told in verse and pictures contained in a handsome coffee table poetry book that could reflect the joys and travails of everyday life and love.< Less
The Shepherd's Daughter and the Basketball Player By Aurelio Sanchez
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Tome Hill, an ancient dormant volcano shaped by time and the elements into the perfect church, was where the shepherd's daughter and the basketball player consummated a relationship that has spanned... More > more than half a century and which has brought joy, sorrow, surprise, magic and hope to a family that has seen closeness, and conflict, but which, when under crisis, comes together like a glove to hand. This is the story of Arley and Melba Sanchez, A Shepherd's Daughter and the Basketball Player, and their family.< Less