The emotional impact of Albino Carrillo’s poetry is imparted with the rhythm and the nuances of a thunderstorm. Rumble of clouds, then lightning, without strain, his words bring a rush of excitement then reflection that is not like anything I’ve read before.
In Uranium Days, Carrillo reminds us “We are as fleeting/as the wind moments/for the blind hot stars/to peer at us and wonder.” Something frighteningly true and something made much clearer when filtered through Albino Carrillo’s poetry.
These are poems which are immediate, universal, direct, and memorable.
-Martina Reisz Newberry
I have always thought of Albino Carrillo as one of the strongest poets of his generation. Uranium Days is a book of poems that stands in brilliant mundane detail while opening the reader’s mind and heart with a sudden high strangeness of distant music and starkly present landscapes. This is his most intimate and haunting collection yet. A wonderful book.