Fable of the Pack-saddle Child
Mia Leonin, Nereida Garcia Ferraz (Illustrator), Bkmk Press (APRIL) Softcover $19.95 (100pp), 978-1-943491-14-8
Like angels and unicorns, fables have made themselves scarce of late, but leave it to the land and language of magic realism to bring forth a bona fide specimen. A gorgeously illustrated, book-length poem of masterful prose, there’s not much in way of comps to describe this breathtaker, but take our word for it. Mia Leonin is the author of three previous collections. Her poetry has appeared in numerous top journals, and Miami-based Nereida Garcia Ferraz’s art has been exhibited in several US and Mexico museums.