Reaper's Milonga, by Lucian Mattison, YesYes Books, Bunky's Books

Reaper's Milonga, by Lucian Mattison

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Poetry, paperback, 71 pages, from YesYes Books.

Lucian Mattison’s poetry collection, Reaper’s Milonga, is one that holds Lorca’s notion of duende at its core. The reader travels from places, both real and imagined, with the cloaked figure of Death as her guide. Poems range in subject matter, touching on politics, music, love, art, and cultural identity, all with vulnerability, mortality, and sensuality as the pistons driving the whole. 

Argentinean-US poet and translator Lucian Mattison is the author of two books of poetry, Reaper’s Milonga (YesYes Books, 2018) and Peregrine Nation (Dynamo Verlag, 2017). His poetry, short fiction, and translations appear in numerous journals including Hayden’s Ferry ReviewHobartMuzzleNano FictionThe Nashville ReviewThe OffingPuerto del SolWaxwing, and is featured on He is based out of DC and edits poetry for Big Lucks.