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Poetry author, Donato Martinez, visits Cellar Door Bookstore!

Join Cellar Door Bookstore in welcoming poet Donato Martinez for a conversation about his poetry, and specifically his new book, Touch the Sky.

"There are magical moments and poetic turns in these big wonderful poems that sing of family, of barrio, of dirt, of work, of play, of celestial dreams... of what it is to be Mexican in the United States--ni de aqui, ni de alla, but always landing on solid ground, proof we belong anywhere. Donato Martinez has concocted an expansive and rich collection." - Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: Mi Vida Loca/Gang Days in L.A., Borrowed Bones, and From Our Land to Our Land

Donato Martinez is an English professor at Santa Ana College. He has taught PUENTE for 23 years. Martinez was born in Mexico and grew up in Corona, CA. Much of his work centers around his experiences of growing up in the California barrio. His poetry highlights the beauty and joy of his Chicano identity, his culture, and his community. He is influenced by the sound and pulse of the streets, people, music, and the magic of language.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
473 E. Alessandro Blvd.
Suite B
Riverside, CA 92508
Touch the Sky By Donato Martinez, Gabriel Martinez (Photographer), David A. Romero (Prepared by) Cover Image
By Donato Martinez, Gabriel Martinez (Photographer), David A. Romero (Prepared by)
ISBN: 9781088031865
Availability: Backordered
Published: El Martillo Press - June 1st, 2023