Mexicamericana // Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua’s Mexicamericana becomes both a demarcation and blurring of the line between states, identities, culture, and selves. This meeting-place is investigated in mother/daughter, English/Spanish, citizen/citizen—how these things are seen from outside as separate, but are quite entangled—how a  woman finds her way walking with both, whatever the two may be, “furious and alive.” The river does not separate places—it touches both and nourishes both. This collection borrows its epigraph from Alberto Ríos: “The border is a line that birds cannot see.” (Porkbelly Press, 2017) » available in our shop.



about the poet

Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. She is the author of the chapbooks On Not Screaming (Horse Less Press) and Symptoms of Teething, winner of the 2016 Vella Chapbook Prize from Paper Nautilus Press. Eloisa is the founder/editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. You can find her at

about the artist

Sharmon Davidson
“The Traveler’s Tale: As the Crow Flies”
mixed media collage on paper
24 x 20 inches

books from other presses

On Not Screaming (Horse Less Press)
Symptoms of Teething (Paper Nautilus Press, 2016)

nominations & awards

“Watching Underworld, Inc. Episode 3: Human Cargo” (from Mexicamericana) selected for Best New Poets 2017