By Harold J. Recinos
Recinos stumbled on a love for poetry residing at the streets after being deserted by way of immigrant Latino mom and dad. At age 16, a White Presbyterian minister made him a part of his kinfolk and guided him again to varsity. Recinos comprehensive highschool, attended undergraduate college in Ohio and later graduate institution in long island, the place he befriended the Nuyorican poet, the past due Miguel Pinero, who inspired him to write down and browse poetry on the Nuyorican poets' cafe. different Seasons is a set that goals to speak whatever of what's felt via those who dwell within the neglected contexts of marginality. His poems are like graffiti on public tradition that memorialize and lift to the extent of attention the wonder and obstinate spirit of employees, moms, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, revolutionaries, undocumented immigrants, and people thought of, even in spiritual gatherings, unworthy of affection. Recinos' poetry celebrates and chastises the interior workings of the yank Dream and strikes readers to strengthen a compassionate information for the hopes, struggles, and anguish of others. His poetry not just expresses outrage and depression within the face of unjust pain on this planet, yet he invitations readers to work out the wonderful thing about humans on the edges of society who're too usually invisible.
"Other Seasons is an enthralling number of poems approximately different voices, histories, cultures, traditions, events, reviews, views, languages, behavior, destinations, and classes in regards to the lives of marginalized humans, whose expanding numbers are contributing to a different development of the 'American Dream.' Recinos' kind of Nuyorican poetry, with its personal flows and rhythms, specializes in a geographic house the place races, ethnic teams, religions, nationalities, and time come jointly and convey new insights into envisioning the world."
--William Luis, Vanderbilt college; writer of Dance among Cultures: Latino Caribbean Literature Written within the United States
"Expect to be at the same time increased and humbled by Other Seasons. once more, Recinos positions himself as a latest highway bard wielding poetic truths which are lyrical, pleasant, uplifting, and non secular. . . . His poems combine the tune of the hundreds, the staccato rhythms of the road, and the guts of humanity as its beat rises above the babble of hatred, pettiness, elitism, and indifference. Recinos' phrases are luminous, respiring laughter, love, wish, and pleasure into a frequently unjust world.
--Louis Mendoza, Arizona kingdom college; writer of A trip round Our the US: A Memoir on biking, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.
"Recinos' most modern resonates with the presents and struggles of lovely humans at the margins. . . . Recinos demanding situations humans of religion all over to benefit from his protagonists simply because within the 'The lady within the Factory,' the 'Campesino,' and the 'Watch Fixer' we see the face of God."
--Efrain Agosto, Professor, long island Theological Seminary
Harold J. Recinos is professor of Church and Society on the Perkins institution of Theology at Southern Methodist college. between fresh courses are Harold J. Recinos, ed. Wading via Many Voices: towards a Theology of Public Conversation (Roman and Littlefield, 2011), Crossing Bridges (Floricanto Press, 2016), between different works. He accomplished the health care professional of Philosophy with honors (PhD) in cultural anthropology in 1993 from the yank college in Washington, DC.