Projects

Books and Additional Projects by Emanuel Xavier

  • <i>Radiance</i>
    Radiance

    With heartfelt honesty, Emanuel Xavier's fourth full-length poetry collection Nefarious welcomes the reader into the later…

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  • <i>Nefarious</i>
    Nefarious

    With heartfelt honesty, Emanuel Xavier's fourth full-length poetry collection Nefarious welcomes the reader into the later…

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  • <i>Americano</i>
    Americano

    Americano: Growing up Gay and Latino in the USA is a groundbreaking collection from one of the most provocative voices in…

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  • <i>Pier Queen</i>
    Pier Queen

    Self-published as a chapbook in 1997, Pier Queen launched the career of spoken word artist and poet Emanuel Xavier with classics…

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  • <i>Me No Habla With Acento</i>
    Me No Habla With Acento

    This anthology of contemporary Latino poetry celebrates the rich mosaic of a major arts movement within the United States featuring…

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  • <i>If Jesus Were Gay & other poems</i>
    If Jesus Were Gay & other poems

    Emanuel Xavier’s If Jesus Were Gay & other poems pulls no punches and is brutally frank about his views on sexuality, politics,…

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  • <i>Christ Like</i>
    Christ Like

    Mikey is a spirited but self-destructive survivor of sexual abuse, a gay Latino native New Yorker caught somewhere between Catholic…

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  • <i>Legendary: the spoken word poetry of emanuel xavier</i>
    Legendary: the spoken word poetry of emanuel xavier

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  • <i>Mariposas</i>
    Mariposas

    "Whether straight, bisexual, closeted or openly gay, Latino voices have made a deep mark in the poetry scene. Despite distinction in…

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“Emanuel Xavier’s newest book (Radiance) radiates in diverse directions, back into a past of New York club kid glamour and violence, into a family history of lost connections, and into loves forfeited and found-all of which the poet illumines with steady-eyed honesty. Finally, as he confronts a health challenge to the very brain that is the root-place of these sharp and poignant poems, radiation becomes radiance, a hard-won inner light that lets us all see how ‘splendid is our survival.'”

David Groff,
author of Clay

“Emanuel Xavier’s Nefarious is raw, brutal. And necessary. The harrowing and mesmerizing language in this book will cut you open, but it will also blow like a ‘breeze against your skin.'”

Eduardo C. Corral,
author of Slow Lightning