Día de los Muertos is the lynchpin poem of Snake #3: Hunger Sutras, the third installment in Lemons's Snake Quartet, being published as its own chapbook/adult coloring book. The poem is based on Lemons's real, lived experience with a Día de los Muertos celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico; and though history truly comes alive, there is a sense that the authenticity of such a celebration is a thing of the past. Like the bones of a giant beast dug out of a tar pit then reassembled, it must poorly represent the living creature. Día de los Muertos intends to illuminate the dark things that scuttle out of graves carrying pieces of the newly buried back to the world to reanimate with new potential.
Paperback/ Adult Coloring Book/ Poetry
0.2" H x 9.0" L x 5.9" W (0.3 lbs) 104 pages