Barbarian at the Gate by Xavier Cavazos
Winner of the 2013 Chapbook Fellowship
Selected and introduced by Thomas Sayers Ellis
In Barbarian at the Gate, Xavier Cavazos reads American culture and current American history like a Speak Written Walter Cronkite minus the CIA affiliation. Each poem is anchored in a sharp awareness that ﬁnds worth is real (not imagined) lives and real (not imagined) loss.
—Thomas Sayers Ellis
Edition: 500 Copies of the winning books were printed by Westcan Printing Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson, with art by Julianna Goodman.