2018 National Book Award Longlist, Poetry

Raquel Salas Rivera

lo terciario / the tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera
lo terciario / the tertiary
(Timeless, Infinite Light)
ISBN: 9781937421274

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)

Written in response to the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) bill, lo terciario / the tertiary offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book's titles come from Pedro Scaron's El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx's classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. lo terciario / the tertiary places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism's newest horrors.

About the Author

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018–19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. Their work has appeared in journals such as the Revista del Instituto de Cultura PuertorriqueñaApogeeBOAATCírculo de PoesíaCosmonauts AveWaxwingDreginald, and the Boston Review. They are the author of Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books), tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia), and lo terciario / the tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light). Currently, they are Co-Editor of The Wanderer, and Co-Editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets.



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