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Praise for Rebecca Balcárcel's chapbook, Ferry Crossing:
“ . . . the opening poem is breathtaking -- as well as what follows.” -- Naomi Shihab Nye

Advance praise for Palabras in Each Fist:
“ . . . powerful emotional honesty . . . These poems are riveting and unforgettable, leaving the reader redeemed through the acceptance of self, radiant in the 'bright holiness of now.'” -- Larry Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate

Palabras in Each Fist
by Rebecca Balcárcel
Copyright 2013 Rebecca Balcárcel
Smashwords Edition

Palabras in Each Fist by Rebecca Balcárcel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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The author expresses appreciation to the following magazines in which these poems first appeared:
North American Review: “Kitchen Clock” and “Guatemala”
Muse Squared: “Christmas Performance” and “Shoes”
Clockwatch Review: “Ferry Crossing”
New Texas: “For a Son” and “Ophelia”
South Dakota Review: “Crepe Myrtles”
Sacred Journey: “Watching Two-year-old Twins Eat Watermelon,”
Ilya’s Honey: “One Time, a Girl”
Kaleidoscope: “Tympanogram at Three Years”
5AM: “Teeth”
Amarillo Bay: “Visiting Tía”
Red River Review: “Against The Wall”
Handmaiden: “Questioning the Flood”
Langdon Review: “Ay, Yolanda!,” “Boy Picking Flower,” “Christening” and “Ave America”
3rd Muse: “Illiterate”
Descant: “Shoe-shopping”
Diner: “Interrupted While Reading”
Many thanks, too, to Trilobite Press for publishing the author’s chapbook, Ferry Crossing. A few poems from that chapbook also appear in Palabras in Each Fist.

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