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Raffael De Gruttola:

Cordillera Press
4 Marshall Rd.
Natick MA, 01760

In these 19 haiku printed in both English and Spanish, Raffael De Gruttola creates grim images of Latin American life. "on the ground/ where a mother weeps/ blood stains" reads one haiku. "in the hills/ behind the church/ small arms fire" reads another. De Gruttola does not raise his voice or shake his fist. Rather, he speaks quietly of disturbing events he has witnessed. His calm approach makes his poetry all the more chilling.--Thomas Willoch

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press