Born in the Cavity of Sunsets

Michael Luis Medrano


Foreword Magazine 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist

Michael Luis Medrano shows us life in Fresno, California. In edgy, sometimes angry verse, he reveals a world of shadow and sacrifice, but he also shows us light, hope, and humor with a wry and refreshing voice. Born in the Cavity of Sunsets is poetry for the people, from the initiated and well versed to the beginner who is just discovering the magic of a well-turned phrase.

“. . . marvelously vibrant and witty pieces that leave the reader wishing for more.” —MultiCultural Review

About the Author

Michael Luis Medrano was born and raised in Fresno, California, the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and he has performed his work at Stanford University, The Loft Literary Arts Center in Minneapolis, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as poetry editor for the literary journal Flies, Cockroaches, & Poets, is featured on the spoken word CD "The Central Chakrah Project" (Metamorfosis Productions), and has taught writing workshops in Fresno and Minneapolis. Once again based in Fresno, Medrano is teaching, hosting a literary radio show, and writing a novel and a second collection of poetry.