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.