Again for the First Time was originally published in 1984 by Tooth of Time Books in Santa Fe, and almost immediately received the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Prize. Catacalos went on to become a Dobie-Paisano fellow, a Stegner fellow, a recipient of an NEA creative writing fellowship, and numerous other honors. This book is unique in that it pairs and often plays against each other the mythologies of Catacalos's mixed Greek and Mexican backgrounds. At the same time that it is populated with characters like Ariadne and Theseus, it is very contemporary in its settings and the issues it addresses, including San Antonio street life, racism, mass killings, and foreign wars. It is a strongly feminist work as well. As Texas Monthly put it, For precise balance in tone and form, and for surprising resonance throughout, Again for the First Time is a superb book of poems.Literary and art journals and other periodicals a A Landscape of the Arts in Texas, Texas Commission on the Arts; Arte Latina ... Literature; Re-creations: Inspiration from the Source; Responding to Literature, Stories, Poems, Plays and Essays.
|Title||:||Again for the First Time|
|Publisher||:||Wings Press - 2013|