"Eduardo Arocho is a poet we have been waiting for. His Boricua roots and his barrio ties to Chicago's Humboldt Park are strong, vivid, and impenetrable. He's the voice of one of the country's most important but greatly neglected neighborhoods. Through the cracks of gunfire, the rhythms of bomba, plena and street mixes, and the varied sexualities, flavors, and accents of our barrio, Eduardo dares truth and dancing. Asi y asa."

-- Luis J. Rodriguez
Poet Laureate of Los Angeles
AUTHOR OF "ALWAYS RUNNING, LA VIDA LOCA, GANG DAYS IN L.A." AND "MY NATURE IS HUNGER: NEW & SELECTED POEMS"

They run to see the epiphany
they run to see the three
who ride Paso-finos down the street
with gifts for shoeless rainbow feet.

-- Eduardo Arocho
an excerpt from "they Wear Zapatos de Arco-iris (Rainbow Shoes) to the Epiphany"