Controlled Decay: Poems by Gabriela Jauregui

Akashic Books / Black Goat Press, 2008


"Solid with craftsmanship, passion and authority."

— El Paso Times

"Remarkable... Gabriela Jauregui displays perfect pitch: Her lyrics are impressive in their scope, range, empathy..."

— Marjorie Perloff, author of 21st-Century Modernism

"This first collection marks a new mind terrain, radical tempos & wild-style tropes ... breaks through with incredible caliber and impossible power."

— Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Half of the World in Light, Winner of the National Book Award.

"I defy anyone to begin Jauregui's book and feel unmoved, the long ecstatic lines of the opening piece work like a pair of hands pulling you onto the dancefloor, into an irresistible beat."

— Kevin Killian, Editor of My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer.

"... Controlled Decay is fierce and sensual, consuming and consumed. These poems are full of vitality. This is vital poetry."

— Terrance Hayes, Author of Wind in a Box