• Literary Award Winner

    speaking with grackles by soapberry trees receives the 2022 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. Order your copy at or your favorite bookseller!

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    PURCHASE NOW AT FLOWERSONGPRESS.COM César L. de León’s debut book, speaking with grackles by soapberry trees, is a collection of poems that make their home in the Borderlands of Texas. There are poems rooted in childhood and young-adult memories like “El Mundo” and “Learning to Swim,” and works like “The Migration of the Mariposa” twin…

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